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Main Title Five kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth /
Author Margulis, Lynn,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schwartz, Karlene V.
Publisher W.H. Freeman,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 36915696
ISBN 071673026X; 9780716730262; 0716730278; 9780716730279; 0716731835; 9780716731832
Subjects Biology--Classification. ; Taxonomie. ; Fylogenese.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJER CORE QH83.M36 1998 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/23/2009
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation xx, 520 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Superkingdom Prokarya -- Kingdom Bacteria -- Subkingdom Archaea -- Subkingdom Eubacteria -- Superkingdom Eukarya -- Kingdom Protoctista -- Kingdom Animalia -- Kingdom Fungi -- Kingdom Plantae. An all-inclusive catalogue of the world's living diversity, Five Kingdoms defines and describes the major divisions, or phyla, of nature's five great kingdoms - bacteria, protoctists, animals, fungi, and plants - using a modern classification scheme that is consistent with both the fossil record and molecular data. Generously illustrated and remarkably easy to follow, it not only allows readers to sample the full range of life forms inhabiting our planet but to familiarize themselves with the taxonomic theories by which all organisms' origins and distinctive characteristics are traced and classified.