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Book of the Week: The Fate of the Vulture in South Asia

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 14 July 2011 · 232,215 views

Posted ImageThere's no denying that, when it comes to vultures, most people feel no love lost if they fail to see them circling the skies in search of carcasses to feast upon. This sentiment is almost universally held, and so, when the infamous Indian vulture...


Book of the Week: Serendipity, Twitter, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 30 June 2011 · 530 views

Posted ImageEarlier this week we did a Species of the Day tweet on Twitter (@BioDivLibrary) about...


Book of the Week: Celebrating Darwin's Library!

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 23 June 2011 · 6,318 views

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"If this were true, adios theory"

Such important...


Book of the Week: An Experiment in Illustrations

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 16 June 2011 · 56,508 views

This week we're going to do our book of the week a little differently. We came across this awesome tool on the National Geographic website called Backyard Bird Identifier. By...


Book of the Week: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 05 May 2011 · 300 views

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of the day, we thought we'd pick a book for our Book of the Week that highlights Mexican wildlife. While sorting through our selection of titles with Mexico as a subject, we came across...


Book of the Week: The Illustrations of The Ibis

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 28 April 2011 · 312 views

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In our last post, our featured user Mathew Louis named The Ibis as his favorite title in BHL. Thus, we decided to feature this...


BHL and Our Users: Mathew Louis & BHL Illustrations

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 26 April 2011 · 391 views

Posted ImageThis week we feature one of our users that has taken a particular interest in...


Book of the Week: Birds De-Evolving?

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 01 April 2011 · 82,247 views

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Scientific Breakthrough Alert! Recent studies have revealed that we may soon be seeing...


The Sun Parakeet and the World Checklist of Threatened Birds

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 17 November 2010 · 323 views

Posted ImageThe concept of threatened and endangered species is not a new idea for most of the world. Most are now well aware of the shadow that looms over so much of the magnificent life on our planet....


Conservation 101: Least Concern

  Posted by Chris Merkord , 14 April 2010 · 199 views

Posted ImageAs part of our on-going series related to the International Year of...