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The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived, Colin Tudge

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The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived
Title
The variety of life
Title remainder
a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived
Statement of responsibility
Colin Tudge
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Variety of Life achieves in one volume what most people would think impossible. It introduces all the principal groups of creatures that are now believed to have existed in the history of the Earth. It reveals their astonishing range of form and lifestyle, showing in passing that animals and plants are really very similar, compared to many (or most) of the rest. Yet it shows how all earthly creatures are related to all the others, despite the vast differences between them. The Variety of Life also explains how biologists have arrived at their present understanding of life's diversity, describing and assessing the state of our knowledge as the new millennium begins." "The Variety of Life is for everyone who is interested in living things: professionals, casual naturalists, and indeed anyone with any curiosity at all."--Jacket
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DLC
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Tudge, Colin
Dewey number
578/.01/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH83
LC item number
.T84 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Fauna
  • Flora (biologie)
  • Biodiversiteit
  • Biological diversity
  • Biology
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The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived, Colin Tudge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-644)
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: THE CRAFT AND SCIENCE OF CLASSIFICATION: 'So many goodly creatures' -- Classification and the search for order -- The natural order: Darwin's dream and Hennig's solution -- Data -- Clades, grades and the naming of parts: a plea for Neolinnaean impressionism -- PART II: A SURVEY OF ALL LIVING CREATURES: From two kingdoms to three domains -- The domains of the Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea -- The realm of the nucleus: domain Eucarya -- Mushrooms, moulds, and lichens; rusts, smut and rot: kingdom Fungi -- The animals: kingdom Animalia -- Anemones, corals, jellyfish, and sea pens: phylum Cnidaria -- Clams and cockles, snails and slugs, octopuses and squids: phylum Mollusca -- Animals with jointed legs: phylum Anthropoda -- Lobsters, crabs, shrimps, barnacles, and many more besides: subphylum Crustacea -- The insects: subphylum Insecta -- Spiders, scorpions, mites, eurypterids, horseshoe crabs, and sea spiders: subphylum Chelicerata and subphylum Pycnogonida -- Starfish and brittle stars, sea urchins and sand dollars, sea lilies, sea daisies, and sea cucumbers: phylum Echinodermata -- Sea squirts, lancelets, and vertebrates: phylum Chordata -- Sharks, rays, and chimaeras: class Chondrichthyes -- The ray-finned fish: class Actinopterygii -- Lobefins and tetrapods: the Sarcopterygii -- The reptiles: class Reptilia -- The mammals: class Mammalia -- Lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes: order Primates -- Human beings and our immediate relatives: family Hominidae -- The birds: class Aves -- The modern birds: subclass Neornithes -- The plants: kingdom Plantae -- The flowering plants: class Angiospermae -- Daisies, artichokes, thistles, and lettuce: family Compositae (or Asteraceae) -- PART III: EPILOGUE: Saving what is left
Control code
ocm43185815
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 684 pages
Isbn
9780198503118
Lccn
99050043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43185815
  • (OCoLC)43185815
Label
The variety of life : a survey and a celebration of all the creatures that have ever lived, Colin Tudge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-644)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I: THE CRAFT AND SCIENCE OF CLASSIFICATION: 'So many goodly creatures' -- Classification and the search for order -- The natural order: Darwin's dream and Hennig's solution -- Data -- Clades, grades and the naming of parts: a plea for Neolinnaean impressionism -- PART II: A SURVEY OF ALL LIVING CREATURES: From two kingdoms to three domains -- The domains of the Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea -- The realm of the nucleus: domain Eucarya -- Mushrooms, moulds, and lichens; rusts, smut and rot: kingdom Fungi -- The animals: kingdom Animalia -- Anemones, corals, jellyfish, and sea pens: phylum Cnidaria -- Clams and cockles, snails and slugs, octopuses and squids: phylum Mollusca -- Animals with jointed legs: phylum Anthropoda -- Lobsters, crabs, shrimps, barnacles, and many more besides: subphylum Crustacea -- The insects: subphylum Insecta -- Spiders, scorpions, mites, eurypterids, horseshoe crabs, and sea spiders: subphylum Chelicerata and subphylum Pycnogonida -- Starfish and brittle stars, sea urchins and sand dollars, sea lilies, sea daisies, and sea cucumbers: phylum Echinodermata -- Sea squirts, lancelets, and vertebrates: phylum Chordata -- Sharks, rays, and chimaeras: class Chondrichthyes -- The ray-finned fish: class Actinopterygii -- Lobefins and tetrapods: the Sarcopterygii -- The reptiles: class Reptilia -- The mammals: class Mammalia -- Lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes: order Primates -- Human beings and our immediate relatives: family Hominidae -- The birds: class Aves -- The modern birds: subclass Neornithes -- The plants: kingdom Plantae -- The flowering plants: class Angiospermae -- Daisies, artichokes, thistles, and lettuce: family Compositae (or Asteraceae) -- PART III: EPILOGUE: Saving what is left
Control code
ocm43185815
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 684 pages
Isbn
9780198503118
Lccn
99050043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43185815
  • (OCoLC)43185815

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