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About the Science Collection
The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
A wide range of materials in a variety of formats including electronic facsimiles of books, manuscripts, important serial titles, and digitized images, including photographs, that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study will be added to the collection on an ongoing basis.
It is hoped that the search features of the collection will be a convenient aid to scholarship, study, and teaching of scientific disciplines.
More Information about Selected Subcollections
Jump to: University of Wisconsin - Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection | Thermophilic Microorganisms and Life at High Temperatures | Veternary Anatomical Illustrations
This collection of resources was originally organized to serve the needs of the students and instructors of the introductory course General Botany (Botany 130). While these resources target the needs of one specific course, others will find them useful for references and as a source of teaching materials. The UW-Madison Botany Department prefers that the botany images and movie clips be used for any educational purpose as long as they are not incorporated into a mass-distributed work. Specifically, the UW-Madison Botany Department does not want the images or movies copied and incorporated onto another web server, nor used in a publication without permission from the Department of Botany. These may be copied and used in Power Point presentations, and in any other instructional context as long as they are delivered to a limited local audience. For more information contact Michael Clayton
, the coordinator of General Botany and curator of this collection.
General Botany is an introductory life-science course offered through the Department of Botany. It encompasses five basic areas which are reflected in the organization of this collection. For more information on Botany 130, go to the University of Wisconsin Botany Teaching Collection Information Page.
- Basic Biological Concepts. These topics are not specific to botany, and are a central part of any biology curriculum. The resources for each topic are not universal but mirror the specific set of activities conducted in each lab exercise.
- Plant Structure and Function. Plant structure is a major component in any basic botany course. In General Botany, we try to link our study of structure to how a plant functions to survive in its environment, and to the evolutionary process responsible for the development of plant strcuture.
- Botanical Diversity Excluding Plants. The course surveys a sampling of the major groups of organisms included in the discipline. These include all the organisms considered to be plants back when all organisms were considered to be either plants or animals. This collection consists of reference images of groups still included in botany, but which are not considered to be true plants.
- Plant Diversity. This collection includes examples from each of the major groups of true plants.
- Ecology and Field Botany.
From 1965 through 1975, Thomas Brock conducted an extensive field and laboratory research project on thermophilic microorganisms. The major focus is an attempt to understand the ecology and evolutionary relationships of thermophilic microorganisms, but also presents research on biochemical, physiologic, and taxonomic aspects of thermophiles. This volume serves as a reference to past work on these organisms and aims to provide some insight into the directions future research might take, especially for field-oriented work.
The following illustrations are scanned images taken from the classic works of the German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925, all entitled Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler which can be translated as Handbook (or Atlas) of Animal Anatomy for Artists. The primary focus of these illustrations is on the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems of the horse, cow, dog, lion, goat and deer. <more>
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