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Author Topic: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)  (Read 4578 times)

zridling

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Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« on: March 24, 2008, 02:47:02 AM »
Encyclopedia of Life

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Imagine the Book of All Species: a single volume made up of one-page descriptions of every species known to science. On one page is the blue-footed booby. On another, the Douglas fir. Another, the oyster mushroom. If you owned the Book of All Species, you would need quite a bookshelf to hold it. Just to cover the 1.8 million known species, the book would have to be more than 300 feet long. And you’d have to be ready to expand the bookshelf strikingly, because scientists estimate there are 10 times more species waiting to be discovered. (NYTimes)

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Re: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 03:35:00 AM »
Thanks Zaine! Here's another cool site:

The Visible Body

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Argosy's Visible Body is the most comprehensive
human anatomy visualization tool available today.
This entirely Web-delivered application offers an
unparalleled understanding of human anatomy.
The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700
anatomical structures, including all major organs
and systems of the human body.

housetier

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Re: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 05:58:15 AM »
ha those are nice!   :Thmbsup:

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Re: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 06:03:26 AM »
These are two cool sites.

I think we need to invent a new word for these types of sites. If these were books, they would be called coffee table books. I am sure someday the coffee table and the books on them will be replaced by Microsoft Surface and websites like these two.

Coffee Table Websites?

zridling

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Re: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 04:12:53 PM »
Actually, that's an apt description of what they would be, tinjaw. You should trademark that phrase asap! And PhilB66, can you imagine how easier physiology gets when you can see it in motion and in 3-D?! Thanks for sharing a freaky-great site.

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Re: Cool site alert: Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 04:41:02 AM »
Is there a free version of visible body with a key or license that anyone knows of?