(1) SolStation.com: 47 Ursae Majoris. 2003. Sol Company. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.solstation.com/stars2/47uma.htm>. Description of 47 Ursae Majoris, its location, and current knowledge of planets in the system. Zlerin is not listed here - it has yet to be identified by Earthlings.
(2) HistoryoftheUniverse.com: TimeLine. 8 Dec. 2003. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.historyoftheuniverse.com/tl1.html>. This gives a good example of the time scale needed for a complex ecosystem to evolve, and the approximate lifespan of an Earth-like planet.
(3) Vermaas, Wim. An Introduction to Photosynthesis and Its Applications. 9 July 2001. Arizona State University. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/education/photointro.html>. A good explanation of photosynthesis, along with information on specific pigments, including infrared-receptive ones.
(4) Cactus Museum: Cactus Survival. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.cactusmuseum.com/survival.asp>. This has helpful information on water-saving strategies in cacti.
(5) Chapman, Matt and Mike. Homestar Runner. 4 Dec. 2003. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.homestarrunner.com/> The Cheatler is based on the character "The Cheat," a creation of the Chapman brothers. The Cheat is not my creation. All the credit for the genius that is The Cheat goes to Matt and Mike Chapman, not to me. A particularly good example of the real The Cheat is <http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail74.html>.
(6) MacKenzie, Paul. Elephant Information Repository: The Trunk. 2001. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Anatomy/The_Trunk/the_trunk.html>. This page has a lot of useful information on elephant trunks, which are similar to the Cheatler's arms.
(7) Ghesquiere, Stijn. The Apple Snail Website: Foot and Mantle. 2003. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.applesnail.net/content/anatomy/foot_mantle.php>. Briefly explains locomotion by means of a single foot. The video links are highly recommended!
(8) MacKenzie, Paul. Elephant Information Repository: The Feet. 2001. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Anatomy/The_Feet/the_feet.html>. Includes information on elephant feet, which are similar to Balotan feet.
(9) Anatomy and Physiology of the Nasal Cavity. 30 Aug. 2002. WebMD. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://my.webmd.com/content/healthwise/184/57970?src=Inktomi&condition=Allergies>. Links to good illustrations of human nasal cavities.
(10) Scientists Use Digital Paleontology to Produce Voice of Parasaurolophus Dinosaur. Feb. 1998. Sandia National Laboratories. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.sandia.gov/media/dinosaur.htm>. Article on reproducing the sound of a dinosaur by studying the air cavities in its head. Sound files on left are highly recommended.
(11) Chapman, Matt and Mike. Homestar Runner. 4 Dec. 2003. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.homestarrunner.com/>. The Sneakler is based on the character "The Sneak," a creation of the Chapman brothers. The Sneak is not my creation. All the credit for the genius that is The Sneak goes to Matt and Mike Chapman.
(12) Functional Anatomy of the Horse Foot. 31 Oct. 1999. University of Missouri. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/ansci/g02740.htm>. Good description of horse hoof interior, which is similar to Balotan feet.
(13) Microbial Spore Formation. 1999. American Society for Microbiology. 8 Dec. 2003. <http://www.microbe.org/microbes/spores.asp>. Information on bacterial spore formation.
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