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Databases focused on Palaeobotany and Palaeontology
Databases focused on Botany and Biology
Scientific Unit Converter
National Geophysical Data Center and NASA
Meta Indexes of Scientific Databases
What´s New for Palaeo- and Geoscientists
Teaching Documents about Palaeontology and Palaeoecology@
Evolution & Extinction@
John Adamek et al. (including fossil dealers): The Virtual Fossil Museum. Go to: Glossary of scientific terminology, related to paleontology, evolution and fossils.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000 (published by the Houghton Mifflin Company).
John R. Anderson, Georgia Perimeter College Geology:
The World of Geology,
Website saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
See also here.
! Nan Crystal Arens, C. Strömberg and A. Thompson, Department of Integrative Biology, and Paleobotany Section, Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), University of California at Berkeley: Virtual Paleobotany Laboratory, GLOSSARY.
Günter Bechly, Böblingen: Glossary of Phylogenetic Systematics. with a critic of mainstream cladism. This terminology of phylogenetic systematics is a revised translation of a handout-manuscript for different courses on metazoan morphology, systematics and phylogeny at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany.
! Natural History Museum, University of California, Berkeley (by Allen Collins et al.): UCMP Glossary. For practicing biologists and paleontologists in various fields. You may also browse by volume: Go to: Phylogenetics, or Botany.
! Laurel Bybell,
U.S. Geological Survey,
of paleontology terms.
Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
E. Callaway (2015): Computers read the fossil record. Palaeontologists hope that software can construct fossil databases directly from research papers. In PDF, Nature Toolbox. See also here.
Alison Campbell, Penelope Cooke, Kathrin Cass and Kerry Earl, The "Evolution for Teaching" Website Project, University of Waikato, New Zealand: The Evolution of Life. Information about the evolution of life on Earth. Go to: Glossary.
Paleontology Dictionary, and
Botany and Paleobotany Dictionary.
! Geological Survey of Finland (GTK).
GTK is Finland´s national geoscience agency. Go to:
MULTILINGUAL THESAURUS OF GEOSCIENCES. Developed by the IUGS/COGEOINFO Working Group for Multilingual Thesaurus. In English - Finnish - French - German - Italian - Russian - Spanish - Swedish. Excellent!
Colin Harris, UK:
A link directory (introductory website slow loading), comprising over 70 individual web pages. Go to:
Geological Dictionaries, Glossaries and Databases.
Anthony J. Martin, Geosciences Program, Emory University:
Ichnology Terms Pronounciation and Definition Guide.
Audio clips of "latinized" paleontology terms, recorded in AIF format for
Macintosh, and links to related resources.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
Michigan Proficiency Exams:
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National Park Service, The United States Department of the Interior:
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
Peter Ommundsen, Selkirk College, Canada: Pronunciation of Biological Latin. Including taxonomic names of plants and animals.
Dennis O'Neil, Behavioral Sciences Department, Palomar College, San Marcos, California: Record of Time. An Introduction to the Nature of Fossils and Paleoanthropological Dating Methods, Glossary of Terms.
! W. Punt, S. Blackmore, S. Nilsson and A. Le Thomas (a project of the Working Group on Palynological Terminology, under the auspices of the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS). Second and revised edition by Peter Hoen, Department of Palaeobotany & Palynology, University of Utrecht: Glossary of Pollen and Spore Terminology. The objective of the project has been to provide a concise manual of terminology that can be used to clarify the communication of information concerning pollen grains and spores.
! James L. Reveal, Norton-Brown Herbarium, University of Maryland: FindIT, Links to Web Sites of Botanical Interest, Dictionaries. Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology - Life Sciences - e.g. Biology, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Molecular Biology, Systematics, etc. Excellent!
der Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Heidelberg, Germany):
! "Online Lexika" (in German). Online encyclopaedias of different topics, e.g.
! U.S. Geological Survey:
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U.S. Geological Survey:
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