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  1. A Biological Survey for the Nation by National Research Council Committee on the Formation of the National Biological Survey (Postscript files at NAP)

  2. Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines, ed. by Christopher P. Howson, Cynthia J. Howe, and Harvey W. Fineberg (page images at NAP)

  3. Amazonia: Resiliency and Dynamism of the Land and Its People by Nigel J. H. Smith, Emanuel Adilson S. Serrao, Paulo T. Alvim, and Italo C. Falesi (HTML at UNU Press)

  4. American Wildcelery (Vallisneria Americana): Ecological Considerations for Restoration by Carl E. Korschgen and William L. Green (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  5. An Evaluation of the Role of Microbiological Criteria for Foods and Food Ingredients by National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (page images at NAP)

  6. An Evaluation of the U.S. Navy's Extremely Low Frequency Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program by National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  7. An Illustrated History of the Herbals by Frank J. Anderson (page images at iuniverse.com)

  8. Animal Heroes by Ernest Thompson Seton (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Aug 2000)

  9. Animal Intelligence by Edward L. Thorndike (illustrated HTML at York)

  10. An Introduction to the Natural History and Classification of Insects by Priscilla Wakefield (frame-dependent page images at antiquebooks.net)

  11. Aquatic Mollusks of North Dakota by Alan M. Cvancara (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  12. A Review of the Accomplishments and Plans of the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program by National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (page images at NAP)

  13. Arsenic by Assembly of Life Sciences (page images at NAP)

  14. A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir (illustrated HTML at Sierra Club)

  15. Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies (electronic edition) by Ronald A. Royer (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  16. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Utah by Beverly J. Albee, Leila M. Shultz, and Sherel Goodrich (illustrated HTML at usu.edu)

  17. Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources, ed. by Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson (page images at NAP)

  18. Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Protected Areas: Proceedings of an International Workshop, ed. by Alicja Breymeyer and Reginald Noble (page images at NAP)

  19. Biomolecular Self-Assembling Materials: Scientific and Technological Frontiers by National Research Council Board on Physics and Astronomy (HTML and page images at NAP)

  20. Bird Neighbors by Neltje Blanchan (Gutenberg text)

  21. Body Composition and Physical Performance: Applications for the Military Services, ed. by Bernadette M. Marriott and Judith Grumstrup-Scott (page images at NAP)

  22. Brain and Cognition: Some New Technologies, ed. by Daniel Druckman and John I. Lacey (HTML at ulib.org)

  23. Breeding Birds of North Dakota by Robert E. Stewart (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  24. Building a Foundation for Sound Environmental Decisions by National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images at NAP)

  25. Bulletin of the Brookville Society of Natural History by Brookville Society of Natural History (full serial archives)

  26. Calculating the Secrets of Life: Applications of the Mathematical Sciences in Molecular Biology, ed. by Eric S. Lander and Michael S. Waterman (page images at NAP)

  27. Causes and Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Reduction: An Update by National Research Council Commission on Natural Resources (page images at NAP)

  28. Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas, ed. by John K. Boggan, Vicki A. Funk, Carol L. Kelloff, and Michel Hoff (searchable HTML at Smithsonian)

  29. Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction, ed. by Thomas Eisner and Gerrold Meinwald (page images at NAP)

  30. Chondroid Bone, Secondary Cartilage, and Metaplasia by William Anthony Beresford (HTML at wvnet.edu; 1.1 MB)

  31. Citizen Bird: Scenes from Bird-Life in Plain English for Beginners by Mabel Osgood Wright (HTML at LOC)

  32. Cloud Forests in the Humid Tropics: A Bibliographic Review by Thomas Stadtmüller, trans. by Noël Payne (illustrated HTML at UNU Press)

  33. Conserving Biodiversity: A Research Agenda for Development Agencies by National Research Council Board on Science and Technology for International Development (page images at NAP)

  34. Conversations with Neil's Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought and Language by William H. Calvin and George A. Ojemann (HTML at Washington)

  35. Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtle Species of the World: An Online Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, ed. by F. Wayne King and Russell L. Burke (illustrated HTML at ufl.edu)

  36. Darwin and Modern Science: Essays in Commemoration of the Centenary of the Birth of Charles Darwin and of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Publication of The Origin of Species, ed. by Albert Charles Seward (Gutenberg text)

  37. Darwin's Metaphor: Nature's Place in Victorian Culture by Robert M. Young (HTML in the UK)

  38. Decline of the Sea Turtles: Causes and Prevention by National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images at NAP)

  39. Devil's Ford by Bret Harte (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Aug 2000)

  40. Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide by Bob Hines (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  41. Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution (updated version of 1989 "Gaia") by Elisabet Sahtouris (HTML at ratical.com)

  42. Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Problem-Solving: Concepts and Case Studies by National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences (page images at NAP)

  43. Ecology in Development: A Rationale for Three-Dimensional Policy by Brian Spooner (HTML at UNU Press)

  44. Electromagnetism and Life by Robert O. Becker and Andrew A. Marino (illustrated HTML at lsumc.edu)

  45. Endangered Ecosystems of the United States: A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation by Reed F. Noss, Edward T. LaRoe, and J. Michael Scott (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  46. Environmental Changes on the Coasts of Indonesia by Eric C. F. Bird and Otto S. R. Ongkosongo (HTML at UNU Press)

  47. Eskimo Curlew: A Vanishing Species? by James Bernard Gollop, Thomas W. Barry, and Eve H. Iversen (illustrated HTML at npwrc.org)

  48. Experiments in Plant Hybridization by Gregor Mendel (hypertext with commentary at MendelWeb)

  49. Establishing a Nest Box Program for American Kestrels Along an Interstate Highway: Recommendations Based on the Iowa Program by Daniel E. Varland, Ronald D. Andrews, and Bruce L. Ehresman (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  50. Field Guide to Freshwater Mussels of the Midwest by Kevin S. Cummings and Christine A. Mayer (illustrated HTML at UIUC)

  51. Finding the Forest in the Trees: The Challenge of Combining Diverse Environmental Data: Selected Case Studies by Mathematics, and Applications National Research Council Commission on Physical Sciences (page images at NAP)

  52. Fishes of North Dakota by North Dakota Game and Fish Department (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  53. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Regulation by Jack L. Keyes (page images at iuniverse.com)

  54. Fragile Legacy: Endangered, Threatened, and Rare Animals of South Dakota by Diane E. Ashton and Eileen M. Dowd (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  55. Fraser River Basin Assessment Program: Conceptual Monitoring Design by David P. Bernard, David R. Marmorek, Trent M. Berry, Michael Paine, Chris J. Perrin, and John Richardson (HTML in Canada)

  56. Freshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Educational Programs in Limnology by Environment, and Resources National Research Council Commission on Geosciences (page images at NAP)

  57. Frontiers in the Nutrition Sciences: Proceedings of a Symposium by National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (preliminary HTML at ulib.org)

  58. Glaucus: or, The Wonders of the Shore by Charles Kingsley (Gutenberg text)

  59. Health in the House : Twenty-five Lectures on Elementary Physiology in Its Application to the Daily Wants of Man and Animals, Delivered to the Wives and Children of Working-Men in Leeds and Saltaire (eighth edition) by Catherine M. Buckton (page images at canadiana.org)

  60. Histology (electronic edition) by William Anthony Beresford (HTML at Geocities)

  61. History of Animals by Aristotle, trans. by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (HTML at Internet Classics)

  62. Human Disturbances of Waterfowl: An Annotated Bibliography by Robert B. Dahlgren and Carl E. Korschgen (HTML at USGS)

  63. Impact of Red Fox Predation on the Sex Ratio of Prairie Mallards by Douglas H. Johnson and Alan B. Sargeant (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  64. In the Catskills by John Burroughs (HTML at LOC)

  65. Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum) (electronic edition), ed. by Ellen Farr and Gea Zijlstra (searchable HTML at Smithsonian)

  66. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Tokyo Code) by International Botanical Congress (HTML in Germany)

  67. Just Before the Origin: Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Evolution by John Langdon Brooks (page images at iuniverse.com)

  68. Keys to Marine Invertebrates of the Woods Hole Region (based on the 1964 editino) by Ralph I. Smith (illustrated HTML at mbl.edu)

  69. Lead in the Americas: A Call for Action, ed. by Christopher P. Howson, Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, and David P. Rall (page images at NAP)

  70. Letters to a Friend by John Muir (HTML at Sierra Club)

  71. Mammal Species of the World (electronic edition based on 1993 edition), ed. by Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder (illustrated HTML at Smithsonian)

  72. Maps of Distribution and Abundance of Selected Species of Birds on Uncultivated Native Upland Grasslands and Shrubsteppe in the Northern Great Plains by Harold A. Kantrud (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  73. Migration of Birds (1979 edition) by Frederick Charles Lincoln and Steven R. Peterson (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  74. Mind, Brain and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century by Robert M. Young (HTML in the UK)

  75. Molecular Biology in Marine Science: Scientific Questions, Technological Approaches, and Practical Implications by National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (page images at NAP)

  76. Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera, ed. by Werner Greuter, Richard K. Brumitt, Ellen Farr, Norbert Kilian, Paul M. Kirk, and Paul C. Silva (searchable HTML in Germany)

  77. Nesting Ecology and Nesting Habitat Requirements of Ohio's Grassland-Nesting Birds: A Literature Review by David Anthony Swanson (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  78. Nest Structures for Ducks and Geese by Guy G. Zenner, Theodore G. LaGrange, and Alan W. Hancock (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  79. Nutrition Surveys and Surveillance Activities in Russia and the Newly Independent States by Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

  80. On the Origin of Species (sixth edition) by Charles Darwin (Gutenberg text)

  81. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
    1. HTML at talkorigins.org
    2. zipped PDF 3.0 at elecbook.com
    3. Gutenberg text

  82. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals by William Harvey, trans. by Robert Willis (HTML at Fordham)

  83. Opportunities in Biology by National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences (page images at NAP)

  84. Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences by Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

  85. Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century by National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences (page images at NAP)

  86. Prairie Basin Wetlands of the Dakotas: A Community Profile by Harold A. Kantrud, Gary L. Krapu, George A. Swanson, and James A. Allen (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  87. Priorities for Coastal Ecosystem Science by National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  88. Psyche by Mary Tighe
    1. frame-dependent HTML at nmsu.edu
    2. simpler HTML at nmsu.edu

  89. Research Strategies for Assessing Adverse Events Associated with Vaccines: A Workshop Summary, ed. by Kathleen Stratton, Cynthia J. Howe, and Richard B. Johnson (page images at NAP)

  90. Restoring and Protecting Marine Habitat: The Role of Engineering and Technology by National Research Council Marine Board (page images at NAP)

  91. Ridgway of Montana by William McLeod Raine (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Aug 2000)

  92. Riparian Ecosystem Creation and Restoration: A Literature Summary by Karen M. Manci (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  93. Risk Communication and Vaccination: Summary of a Workshop by Institute of Medicine (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  94. Science and the Endangered Species Act by National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images at NAP)

  95. Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long (Gutenberg text)

  96. Selenium in Nutrition (1983 edition) by National Research Council Committee on Animal Nutrition (HTML at ulib.org)

  97. Shufflebrain: The Quest of Hologramic Mind (second edition) by Paul Pietsch (illustrated HTML at Indiana)

  98. Species, Age, and Sex Identification of Ducks Using Wing Plumage by Samuel M. Carney (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  99. Stemming the Tide: Controlling Introductions of Nonindigenous Species by Ships' Ballast Water by National Research Council Marine Board (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  100. Stickeen by John Muir (HTML at Sierra Club)

  101. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science by National Academy of Sciences Working Group on Teaching Evolution (illustrated HTML at NAP)

  102. Techniques for Studying Nest Success of Ducks in Upland Habitats in the Prairie Pothole Region by Albert T. Klett, Harold F. Duebbert, Craig A. Faanes, and Kenneth F. Higgins (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  103. The Alkali (Scirpus Maritimus L.) and Saltmarsh (S. Robustus Pursh) Bulrushes: A Literature Review by Harold A. Kantrud (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  104. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (as published in "The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin") by Charles Darwin, ed. by Francis Darwin (Gutenberg text)

  105. The Bering Sea Ecosystem by Environment, and Resources National Research Council Commission on Geosciences (page images at NAP)

  106. The Birdwatcher's Dictionary (electronic update of the 1981 edition) by Peter Weaver (HTML at birdcare.com)

  107. The Birds of Indiana, With Illustrations of Many of the Species by Amos W. Butler (illustrated HTML at iupui.edu)

  108. The Cerebral Code: Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind by William H. Calvin (illustrated HTML at Washington)

  109. The Cerebral Symphony: Seashore Reflections on the Structure of Consciousness by William H. Calvin (HTML at Washington)

  110. The Common Tern: Its Breeding Biology and Social Behavior by Joanna Burger and Michael Gochfeld (page images at iuniverse.com)

  111. The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, ed. by Curt D. Meine and George W. Archibald (illustrated HTML at npwrc.org)

  112. The Crayfish: An Introduction to the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley (HTML at Alberta)

  113. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
    1. HTML at infidels.org
    2. Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Aug 2000

  114. The Dictionary of Cell Biology (second edition, with updates), ed. by Julian Dow and John Lackie (searchable HTML in the UK)

  115. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin
    1. HTML at Brock
    2. Gutenberg text

  116. The Extermination of the American Bison by William Temple Hornaday (HTML at LOC)

  117. The Fly in Your Eye (with drawings by Janet Baxter) by Jim Heath (HTML at viacorp.com)

  118. The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms, With Observations on Their Habits by Charles Darwin (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Oct 2000)

  119. The Freshwater Snails of Florida: A Manual for Identification by Fred G. Thompson (illustrated HTML at ufl.edu)

  120. The Funding of Young Investigators in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences by National Research Council Committee on the Funding of Young Investigators in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Postscript files at NAP)

  121. The Lay of the Land by Dallas Lore Sharp (HTML at LOC)

  122. The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin, ed. by Francis Darwin
    1. volume I: Gutenberg text; unofficial until 29 Feb 2000
    2. volume II: Gutenberg text; unofficial until 29 Feb 2000

  123. The Life of the Caterpillar by J. Henri Fabre, trans. by Alexander Teixera de Mattos (HTML at Eldritch Press)

  124. The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre, trans. by Alexander Teixera de Mattos (Gutenberg text)

  125. The Mysterious Matter of Mind by Arthur C. Custance (HTML at custance.org)

  126. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (Gutenberg text)

  127. The Natural Philosophy of Love by Remy de Gourmont, trans. by Ezra Pound (HTML at SimpleNet)

  128. The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers by George Washington Crile
    1. illustrated HTML at Virginia
    2. Gutenberg text

  129. The Pageant of Summer by Richard Jefferies (Gutenberg text)

  130. The Platte River Ecology Study: Special Research Report by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  131. The Prospect of Immortality by Robert C. W. Ettinger (illustrated HTML at cryonics.org)

  132. The River that Flows Uphill by William H. Calvin (illustrated HTML at Washington)

  133. The Role of Scientists in the Professional Development of Science Teachers by National Research Council Committee on Biology Teacher Inservice Programs (HTML at NAP)

  134. The Role of Scientists in the Professional Development of Science Teachers by National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences (HTML and page images at NAP)

  135. The Scientific Bases for the Preservation of the Hawaiian Crow by National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences (page images at NAP)

  136. The Sphinx and the Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision by David Loye (page images at iuniverse.com)

  137. The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe (Gutenberg text)

  138. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
    1. illustrated HTML at Sierra Club
    2. HTML and page images at LOC

  139. The Throwing Madonna: Essays on the Brain (based on the 1991 edition) by William H. Calvin (HTML at Washington)

  140. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
    1. HTML at infidels.org
    2. Gutenberg text

  141. Travels in Alaska by John Muir (illustrated HTML at Sierra Club)

  142. Understanding Marine Biodiversity: A Research Agenda for the Nation by National Research Council Ocean Studies Board (page images at NAP)

  143. Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest by National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images at NAP)

  144. Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research by National Research Council Committee on the Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research (preliminary HTML at ulib.org)

  145. Vaccine Supply and Innovation by Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

  146. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844) by Robert Chambers (text with commentary in the UK)

  147. Western Wetland Flora: Field Office Guide to Plant Species by U. S. Department of Agriculture (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  148. Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries by National Research Council Water Science and Technology Board (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  149. Wetlands Losses in the United States, 1780's to 1980's by Thomas E. Dahl (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  150. Wigeongrass (Ruppia maritima L.): A Literature Review by Harold A. Kantrud (HTML at USGS)

  151. Wild Animals I Have Known, and 200 Drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton (HTML at LOC)

  152. Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution by Gary Cziko (HTML at UIUC)

  153. Wyoming Rare Plant Field Guide by Walter Fertig, illust. by Charmaine Refsdal and Jennifer Whipple (illustrated HTML at USGS)

  154. Xenotransplantation: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy by Institute of Medicine (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

  155. Zhuan Falun by Li Hongzhi (HTML at falundafa.org)