Encyclopedias: Agriculture/Plant and Animal Sciences
Rutgers off-campus users must log-in for access to Rutgers Restricted resources.
Consult the Research Guides for pointers and detailed information on researching your topic.
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information. Electronic version of the 6 volume print resource."
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."
Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the whole of nutrition including basic aspects of digestion and metabolism, energy, protein, minerals and vitamins, feed intake, common feeds, feed processing, deficiency diseases, and nutritional disorders."
Forest Encyclopedia Network
Includes a growing number of encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
One of the best known and widely used reference works on the animal world.
Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."
NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life
Information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada.