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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Australian Museum
The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique an...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...
Senckenbergische Naturforschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
The Senckenberg Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museums in Germany and exhibits the recent biodiversity of life and evolution of organisms as well as the change of planet earth over millions of years. New scientific f...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...

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Connexions Library: Nature Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on nature.
Evolution
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Wikipedia
In biology, evolution is change in the genetic material of a population of organisms through successive generations. Although the changes produced in a single generation are normally small, the accumu...
Heeding nature to understand ourselves
A new genre of writing is putting centre stage the interconnectedness between human beings and the wilderness
Bunting, Madeleine
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
A new literary tendency in the nature writing genre is to point out the interconnectedness between humans and their environment. Rather than study nature as a thing apart from man, these books challen...
Humboldt, Alexander von
Connexipedia Article
Article
Naturalist. (1769-1859).
Speciation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Wikipedia
Speciation is the evolutionary process by which new biological species arise.

Sources Bookshelf

After the Ice Age
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Pielou, E.C.
Book
1991
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Birds & People
Cocker, Mark; Photography by David Tipling
Book
2013
A book on the relationship between birds and humankind, with contributions from more than 600 bird enthusiasts from all over the world.
Bully for Brontosaurus
Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
Book
1991
A collection of dicursive essays on natural history.
Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet
Cocker, Mark
Book
2014
Mark Cocker describes the wildlife and weather close to the village of Claxton.
A Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Kricher, John C.; Morrison, Gordon
Book
1988
A "second-generation" field guide to the ecology of the forests and fields of eastern North America.
The Greatest Show on Earth
The Evidence for Evolution
Dawkins, Richard
Book
2009
Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. Dawkins explains the evidence for evolution while...
The Green Trees Beyond
A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
Book
1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
Legacy
The Natural History of Ontario
Theberge, John B.
Book
1989
A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
The Living Planet
Attenborough, David
Book
1984
The story of the Earth's surface and its colonization by animals and plants.
The Norton Book of Nature Writing
Finch, Robert
Book
1990
The Panda's Thumb
More Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
Book
1980
A collection of essays centering on evolutionary theory, with an emphasis on Darwin's thoughts and impact.
The Running Sky
A Birdwatching Life
Dee, Tim
Book
2009
A series of essays in the 'nature watching' theme, about birdwatching and the author's experiences while engaged in that pursuit.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Book
2014
An examination of how we have come to understand the concept of extinction and how we have come to recognize our role in it.
Todmorden Mills
A Human and Natural History
Herzber, Louise; Juhola, Helen
Book
1987
An urban natural history pamphlet.
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Book
1998
Toronto’s urban geology.


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