This website highlights the scientific and popular literature contributions of prominent amateur naturalists from the 18th-20th centuries.
Tag: Encyclopedia of Life
Jellyfish tend to be regarded as bad news. An encounter with these creatures and their stinging tentacles could give anyone bad luck, whether or not it happens to be Friday the 13th. However, jellyfish are some of the most bizarrely beautiful, strange, and mysterious animals on the planet.
American marine conchology; or Descriptions and coloured figures of the shells of the Atlantic coast of North America. By Timothy A. Conrad. Philadelphia: Printed for the author, 1831. The Libraries more »
British beetles. Transferred from Curtis's British entomology. With descriptions by E.W. Janson. (1863) Contributed by the Smithsonian Institution Here is a wonderful image from a volume that was previously highlighted more »