Readers can find an enhanced version of the book, questions, animations and videos, figures and illustrations, podcasts, and excerpts from the Encyclopaedia of Life
In Scratchpads, the user-created workbenches mean that natural historians can gather, organise and share their data themselves, for example picking their own biological classification systems and incorporating data from other platforms such as Encyclopaedia of Life
Based at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the Encyclopaedia Of Life
will have pages on all of the estimated 1.8million types of plants and animals.
"The Encyclopaedia of Life
will provide valuable biodiversity and conservation information to anyone, anywhere, anytime," said Dr James Edwards, executive director of the project.
It will share its data with other regional initiatives such as the Encyclopaedia of Life
in the United States and the Atlas of Living Australia.
A pounds 50MILLION encyclopaedia of life
, recording every known living species, is being created on the internet.