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A free, expert-reviewed online resource on the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Includes articles, books, reports, and curriculum resources, written in non-technical language.
Created by Brandeis professor Dan Perlman, the EcoLibrary currently contains several hundred annotated photographs that illustrate key concepts in Ecology. As the site grows they plan to add maps, sounds, panoramas, and interactive exercises.