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Biodiversity Explorer
Title: Biodiversity Explorer
Creator: Cochrane, Margie; et al.
Publisher: Iziko Museums of Cape Town
Abstract: Biodiversity Explorer is devoted to showing and explaining the diversity, biology and interactions of life on earth, particularly the life we have here in southern Africa (south of the Kuneni and Zambezi rivers). Our approach is to start with familiar organisms that we see or experience around us but which we know little about, and use them as a springboard to examining more unfamiliar topics. There is a huge body of scientific research that underpins our understanding of life on earth and the goal of Biodiversity Explorer is to draw on this research and present it in an understandable and integrated way. Biodiversity Explorer was first launched on 18 May 2000 (International Museums Day) and has been steadily growing in content and profile since then. We started with insects and spiders and are now expanding to other groups such as plants and vertebrates. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: Izikio Museums of Cape Town / biodiversity explorer / diversity of life in South Africa / spotlight / figs and fig wasps / Mantophasmatodea / Mantos / water bears / tea / Camellia sinensis / stick-insects / San hunters / Chyrsomelidae / jumping beans / galls / The Shadow: biodiversity we don`t like / Anthrax / Plasmodium / HIV / AIDS / Aphthovirus / Problem flies in Cape Town / Problem spiders that bite / Scorpion stings and venoms / Head lice / Cat fleas / Phryneta spinator / Fig Tree Borer / Museums Online South Africa
Subject: Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances in natural history (578.03);
Historical, geographic, persons treatment (578.09);
Treatments of animals by specific continents, countries, localities (591.9)
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Spatial coverage: Southern Africa, Republic of South Africa
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Other reference works
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-01-11
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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