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MAGIC May 18, 2007

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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treeMAGIC is the first Web-based interactive map to bring together geographic information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place.  It provides access to interactive maps of the UK showing many different datasets including habitats, land classifications, rural designations, coastal and marine areas. It can be searched by area, county or postcode. (more…)

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin November 1, 2006

Posted by Darren in English, Environmental management, History, Life sciences, Sociology.
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DarwinThis site contains all of Darwin’s publications –  a total of over 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images. Casual visitors can look over a complete list of the materials by clicking on the “Contents” section, others may wish to view the very thorough bibliography, which is based on R.B. Freeman’s 1977 work, “The Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist”. The site also contains a biographical sketch and a number of obituaries.

Natural England October 19, 2006

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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Natural England, launched in October 2006, is a government body bringing together English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency, and parts of the Rural Development Service. The site offers general information about the structure, strategy and contact details of the organisation. The Conservation section (which at present incorporates much of the English Nature site) covers Designated areas, Wildlife, Geology, Grants and Funding, and Wildlife Management and Licensing Service.

Climate change portal October 19, 2006

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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Established as part of the United Nations Environment Network, this area of their site  serves as a portal for resources that deal specifically with climate change.  A “Key Issues” area  offers a set of resources that provide introductions to the topic, along with sections on the overall environmental, social, and economic implications of climate change.

Botanic Gardens: Using biodiversity to improve human well-being June 8, 2006

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Health Studies, Life sciences.
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Comprised of over 800 botanic gardens and botanical institutions located around the world, the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) group has produced this report, which summarises current work undertaken by botanic gardens across the world that relates to human well-being with a focus on nutrition, healthcare, financial poverty alleviation and community support. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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Geobase March 30, 2006

Posted by Darren in Environmental management, Geography, Life sciences.
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Just a reminder that we now subscribe to Geobase. Replacing the paper publication of GeoAbstracts and Ecological Abstracts – those old favourites and so user friendly – Geobase gives bibliographic information and abstracts for human and physical geography, ecology, geology, oceanography, geomechanics, and development studies. It provides current coverage of over 1,800 journals and archival coverage of 2,000 additional titles from 1980 onwards.

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