Thursday, November 10, 2005

Online Book Heaven

I'm spending a lot of time these days at NCBI, enjoying all the online books there. For someone with a hefty appetite for factual information about the body and its processes, this site is beyond wonderful.

Not only are there hundreds of books there (fifty more added just since yesterday), you can use a little search engine that is available on alomost every page. You can put in a query, e.g., "neural crest".. and presto, you've made your own "book" on that topic, with dozens of "chapters" to read. The information is a wonderful entangled web of easily accessible material that you can examine from any angle, slice however you want. Brilliant. A boon for those of us who have a larger thirst for knowlege than we have space for actual books.

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