BHL at 10 Notable Books Collection

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. We kicked off our year-long celebrations with our #BHLat10 campaign in April, highlighting our history, growth, and milestones. As part of that campaign, we also highlighted the Top 10 Viewed and Top 10 Downloaded books in BHL.

We’re continuing the celebrations with the launch of our BHL at 10 Notable Books Collection. For this collection, our Members, Affiliates, and Partners each nominated a favorite or noteworthy title that they have contributed to BHL. These include rare, monumental, and groundbreaking publications that have helped shape the field of natural history and biodiversity research for centuries.

And there are indeed many remarkable titles in the collection. We invite you to dive into the collection by browsing through the books in the slideshow below. Click on the link on each image to explore the entire book, or browse the whole collection here.

We’ll be highlighting all of the books in this collection via social media throughout the rest of 2016. Follow #BHLat10 all year to learn more about the noteworthy contributions from our Members, Affiliates, and Partners, as well as to join our celebration of BHL’s 10th anniversary.

Happy Birthday, BHL!

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Grace Costantino served as the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library from 2014 to 2021. In this capacity, she developed and managed BHL's communication strategy, oversaw social media initiatives, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage available in BHL. Prior to her role as Outreach and Communication Manager, Grace served as the Digital Collections Librarian for Smithsonian Libraries and as the Program Manager for BHL.