Encyclopedias: Agriculture/Plant and Animal Sciences

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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."

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."

Encyclopedia of Parasitology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents all important parasites of humans and animals in detail and the less important ones in short. Each parasite has its own large “chapter” with all subheadings (life cycle, morphology, treatment etc.). Topics common for other parasites and/or transmitted agents of diseases are presented in separate topics."

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 [Rutgers Restricted]
"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.

Neuroptera (Including Megaloptera) [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects, Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America.