Encyclopedia of Life
National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012, MRC 106 Washington, DC 20013-7012
A trusted and expanding encyclopedia of life on Earth
Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone, anywhere, at a moment’s notice.
This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.