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Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge. | The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life .

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” The BHL consortium works with the international taxonomic community, rights holders, and other interested parties to ensure that this biodiversity heritage is made available to a global audience through open access principles. In partnership with the Internet Archive and through local digitization efforts, the BHL has digitized millions of pages of taxonomic literature, representing nearly 100,000 titles and over 160,000 volumes.

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Topics & Subjects
9,144
Flowers Seeds Catalogs
9,144
Plants, Ornamental Catalogs
7,940
Vegetables Seeds Catalogs
7,646
Natural history
7,556
Science
6,524
Botany
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139,677
Biodiversity Heritage Library
90,766
American Libraries
41,425
FEDLINK - United States Federal Collection
35,958
The National Agricultural Library
28,509
Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
12,737
The Boston Library Consortium
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united states. bureau of entomology and plant quarantine
724
u.s. fish and wildlife service
684
golden gate audubon society.; audubon association of the pacific.; audubon society of the pacific.
548
united states national museum
529
united states. bureau of fisheries
477
harvard university. museum of comparative zoology
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99,076
English
14,103
German
10,935
French
2,458
Latin
2,226
Spanish
2,127
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botanicus
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Botanicus is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library. Botanicus is made possible through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Topic: botanicus biodiversity missouri botanical garden library
Chinese Academy Science
collection
1,042
ITEMS
866,607
VIEWS
collection
eye 866,607
The Chinese Academy of Science
Topic: chinese academy science
darwinslibrary
collection
315
ITEMS
250,921
VIEWS
collection
eye 250,921
A scholarly edition of Darwin's scientific archive.
Topic: charles darwin biodiversity heritage library missouri botanical garden
Biodiversity Heritage Library Seed & Nursery Catalogs
collection
1,613
ITEMS
169,574
VIEWS
collection
eye 169,574
Biodiversity Heritage Library Seed & Nursery Catalogs
Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature
collection
3,007
ITEMS
136,499
VIEWS
collection
eye 136,499
Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature, which is funded generously by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will significantly increase online access to biodiversity material by positioning the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) as an on-ramp for biodiversity content providers that would like to contribute to the national digital library infrastructure through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Society for Microbiology; Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Breed, Robert S. (Robert Stanley), 1877-1956
texts
eye 101,799
favorite 11
comment 4
Includes bibliographies
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Topics: Bacteriology, Bacteria -- classification, Bacteriology
Smithsonian Field Books
collection
1,146
ITEMS
95,111
VIEWS
collection
eye 95,111
This collection contains items from the Smithsonian Field Book Project, an initiative to increase accessibility to field book content that documents natural history.
Topic: Natural history
collection
eye 54,132
The Library, Art & Archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was established 160 years ago and contains one of the largest collections of material in the world relating to botany. The collections comprise 300,000 printed volumes, 5,000 journal titles and 11,000 maps. The Art and Illustrations Collection is without equal and is made up of over 200,000 items – watercolours, prints, drawings, oil paintings and photographs – by some of the finest artists working in the field of botanical...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Dieter, George Ellwood
texts
eye 37,144
favorite 11
comment 3
Includes bibliography
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Topics: Strength of materials, Physical metallurgy, Metal-work
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth, 1860-1948
texts
eye 32,409
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comment 1
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Growth, Biology
Cornell University Library
texts
eye 31,028
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comment 1
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
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Topic: Poultry
Topics: Plants, Plant names, Popular
Bibliographies interspersed
Topic: Insects
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Piper, Robert G
texts
eye 28,114
favorite 1
comment 0
Includes bibliographies and index
Topic: Fish hatcheries -- Management
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Snodgrass, R. E. (Robert E.), 1875-1962
texts
eye 28,106
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comment 5
Insects, their way and means of living. Copy 1 (STRI) 7718. 362 p. illus.
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Topic: Insects
The Library of Congress
by Korinek, Charles James, 1880- [from old catalog]
texts
eye 23,424
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comment 0
Topic: Cattle
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946
texts
eye 21,350
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comment 0
Topics: Birds -- Folklore, Birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Society for Microbiology; Breed, Robert S. (Robert Stanley), 1877-1956; Bergey, D. H. (David Hendricks), 1860-1937; Hitchens, Arthur Parker, 1877-; Murray, Everitt George Dunne, 1890-
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Topics: Bacteriology, Schizomycetes, Bacteriologia
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Chidester, Floyd Earle, 1884-1947
texts
eye 19,661
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comment 1
Contains bibliographies
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Topic: Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Beveridge, W. I. B. (William Ian Beardmore), 1908-
texts
eye 18,869
favorite 16
comment 1
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Topic: Research
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
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comment 0
Topics: Stains and staining (Microscopy), Stains and Staining, Dyes
botanicus
by Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
texts
eye 17,174
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comment 0
Topics: Asia, India
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by American Society for Microbiology. Committee on Bacteriological Technic
texts
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Topics: Microbiology -- Technique, Bacteriology -- Cultures and culture media
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
texts
eye 16,867
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The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
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Vols. 45, 47, 48, 50 and 52 were published as "Quarterly issue, v. 1-5, 1903-10", designed as a medium for the early publication of the results of researches and for reports of a preliminary nature; this form of publication was discontinued after v. 52
Topic: Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), 1888-1973
texts
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Bibliography: p. xi-xix
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Topics: Soil microbiology, Microorganisms
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Potter, George Edwin, 1898-
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eye 16,501
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Bibliography: p. 889-904
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Topic: Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Sociedad Española de Historia Natural
texts
eye 16,202
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comment 0
Suspended July 1937-Dec. 1939
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 16,089
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comment 1
Bibliography: p. 183-188
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Topics: Pteridophyta, Botany -- Morphology
Journal move 1991
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Topics: Fishes -- North America, Fishes
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 482-495) and index
Topics: Frederick H. Rawson-Field museum ethnological expedition to West Africa, 1929-1930, Ethnology --...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 15,573
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Source: London, UK
The Library of Congress
texts
eye 15,241
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comment 0
Topic: Mink farming
Topic: Plants
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Humason, Gretchen L
texts
eye 14,552
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Topics: Histology -- Technique, Stains and staining (Microscopy), Histochemistry -- Technique
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain)
texts
eye 14,361
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Topics: Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain), Great Britain -- Colonies Periodicals
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by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
texts
eye 14,321
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Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 14,033
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Bibliography: 7th prelim. page
Topics: Electronics, Physics, German language
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mann, Thaddeus, 1908-
texts
eye 13,981
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Topics: Semen, Spermatozoa, Genitalia, Male, Semen
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Walter, Herbert Eugene, b. 1867; Sayles, Leonard Perkins, 1902-
texts
eye 13,774
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Bibliography: p. 833-835
Topics: Vertebrates, Vertebrates -- Anatomy, Anatomy, Comparative
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Sociedad Cientfica Argentina; Congreso Cientfico Latino Americano (1st : 1898 : Buenos Aires, Argentina); Congreso Cientfico Latino Americano (1910 : Buenos Aires, Argentina)
texts
eye 13,697
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The society organized the "Congreso Cientifico Latino Americano" held in Buenos Aires in 1898, and the "Congreso Cientifico International Americano" held in the same city in 1910; the results of these congresses (organization, membership, etc., and some of the papers) were published in the Anales, v. 45, 1898, and v. 69-70, 1910
Topics: Science, Science -- Argentina
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Harvey, E. Newton (Edmund Newton), 1887-1959
texts
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Bibliography: p. 601-669
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Topics: Luminescence, Phosphorescence, Fluorescence
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Strasburger, Eduard, 1844-1912; Schenck, H. (Heinrich), 1860-1927; Noll, Fritz, 1858-1908; Karsten, George, 1863-1937; Lang, W. H. (William Henry), b. 1874
texts
eye 13,508
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comment 1
"Index of literature": p. 691-715
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Topic: Botany -- Textbooks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Maheshwari, P. (Panchanan), 1904-1966
texts
eye 13,429
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes bibliographies
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Topics: Angiosperms, Botany -- Embryology
"Abbreviations and publication references" : p. 77-78
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Topics: Materia medica -- Iran, Botany, Medical, Botany -- Iran, Botany -- Iraq, Medicine -- Formulae,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Willis, J. C. (John Christopher), 1868-1958
texts
eye 13,276
favorite 5
comment 0
Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kirtikar, Kanhoba Ranchoddas, 1849-1917; Basu, Baman Das, 1867-1930
texts
eye 12,935
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The letters I.C.S. in title probably refer to "an able member of the Indian civil service," who assisted in the botanical description. cf. Pref., p. [v]-vi
Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
texts
eye 12,921
favorite 3
comment 0
Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Coastal engineering, Shore protection
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 12,818
favorite 0
comment 1
Includes bibliography
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Topics: Protozoa, Pathogenic, Veterinary protozoology, Medical protozoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
texts
eye 12,722
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Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
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eye 12,718
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Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Young, J. Z. (John Zachary), 1907-
texts
eye 12,506
favorite 7
comment 3
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Topics: Vertebrates, Vertebrates, Fossil
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 12,324
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comment 0
Includes bibliographical references (pt. 1, p. 132-165) and index
Topic: Birds -- Europe
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Little, Elbert Luther, 1907-; Wadsworth, Frank H. (Frank Howard)
texts
eye 12,283
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Bibliography: p. 18
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Topics: Trees -- Puerto Rico, Trees -- Virgin Islands of the United States
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 12,270
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Topic: Culture Media
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
texts
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Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Riley, Herbert Parkes, 1904-
texts
eye 12,244
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comment 1
Bibliography: p. 545-569
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Topic: Cytogenetics
Includes bibliographic references
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Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ortner, Donald J; Aufderheide, Arthur C; International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (12th : 1988 : Zagreb, Croatia)
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eye 12,210
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Based on a symposium held during the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslovia, July 24-31, 1988
Topic: Paleopathology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), 1888-1973
texts
eye 12,123
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comment 0
Bibliography: v. 1, p. 278-318
Topic: Actinomycetales
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 12,096
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At head of title: The flora of South Africa
Topics: Plants, Plant names, Popular
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Almeida Pinto, Joaquim de; Cmara, Manuel Arruda da, 1752?-1811?; Almeida Pinto, Zeferino
texts
eye 12,022
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Topic: Plants -- Brazil
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Sociedad Española de Historia Natural
texts
eye 11,686
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Suspended July 1937-Dec. 1939
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
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eye 11,635
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comment 0
Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kudo, Richard R. (Richard Roksabro), b. 1886
texts
eye 11,627
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comment 0
Topic: Protozoa
Biodiversity Heritage Library
texts
eye 11,569
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comment 0
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: German language -- Etymology, Birds -- Nomenclature, Birds -- Germany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Concilium Bibliographicum
texts
eye 11,547
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Zoologischer Anzeiger Register
Topic: Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Peterson, William Harold, 1880-; Strong, Frank Morgan
texts
eye 11,514
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Biochemistry
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.); Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.). Annual report 1907/08-1952; Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947; Moore, Carl Richard, 1892-; Redfield, Alfred Clarence, 1890-1983
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eye 11,380
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Vols. 17, 21-105 contain Annual reports of the Marine Biological Laboratory for 1907/08-1952
Topics: Biology, Zoology, Biology, Marine Biology
Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
by Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique; yale de Belgique. Collection in-40; ©moires sur les questions proposées
texts
eye 11,378
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Superseded in part by: Mémoires de la Classe des sciences - Académie royale de Belgique. Collection in-80, Mémoires de la Classe des sciences - Académie royale de Belgique. Collection in-40, Mémoires de la Classe des lettres et des sciences morales et politiques et de la Classe des beaux-arts - Académie royale de Belgique. Collection in-80, and: M©moires de la Classe des lettres et des sciences morales et politiques et de la Classe des beaux-arts - Académie royale de Belgique....
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), 1888-1973; Lechevalier, Hubert A
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Bibliography: p. 237-239
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Topics: Actinomyces, Antibiotics, Actinomycetales, Antibiotics
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Sociedad Española de Historia Natural
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eye 11,203
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Topics: Natural history, Natural history -- Spain
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by Royal Society (Great Britain)
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eye 11,198
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Topic: Plants
Vol.1-5, 1903-1915. Supplement, Vol.6-8, 1922-1940