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Biodiversity Heritage Library
Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.
art  biology  ecology  images  library 
7 weeks ago by gdw
Outrider: We believe in the power of an educated, engaged public. | Outrider
Change begins with knowledge—informed and unified, we can solve the world’s greatest challenges. Outrider's interactive features and in-depth articles examine humanity’s most pressing threats. First we explore the nuclear weapons landscape. In April, look for our stories on climate change.
war  simulation  maps  ecology  environment 
march 2018 by gdw
SEEDMAGAZINE.COM § Ear to the Ground
Ear to the Ground
Natural quiet is a rapidly disappearing resource. According to acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, there are only seven or eight naturally quiet places 
natural  quiet  acoustic  ecology  gordon  hempton 
december 2009 by gdw
Brain Pickings
Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, a cultural curator and curious mind at large.
We believe that in order to make a concept (or product, or idea, or argument) fully congeal in your head, you have to first understand all the little pieces that surround it. Pieces across art, design, music, technology, philosophy, religion, politics, philanthropy, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, anthropology, ecology, you-name-itology. Pieces that build your mental pool of resources, which you then combine into original concepts that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful — the foundation of creativity.
blog  synthesis  art  design  ecology  Maria  Popova 
november 2009 by gdw

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