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    Kingdoms and Domains: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth (Hardback) By (author) Lynn Margulis, By (author) Michael J. Chapman


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    DescriptionNow published by "Academic Press" and revised from the author's previous "Five Kingdoms, Third Edition", this extraordinary, all inclusive catalogue of the world's living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups, or phyla, of nature's most inclusive taxa. Developed after consultation with specialists, this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and with recent molecular, morphological and metabolic data. Generously illustrated, now in full color, "Kingdoms and Domains" is remarkably easy to read. It accesses the full range of life forms that still inhabit our planet and logically and explicitly classifies them according to their evolutionary relationships. Definitive characteristics of each phylum are professionally described in ways that, unlike most scientific literature, profoundly respect the needs of educators, students and nature lovers. This work is meant to be of interest to all evolutionists as well as to conservationists, ecologists, genomicists, geographers, microbiologists, museum curators, oceanographers, paleontologists and, especially nature lovers whether artists, gardeners or environmental activists. "Kingdoms and Domains" is a unique and indispensable reference for anyone intrigued by a planetary phenomenon: the spectacular diversity of life, both microscopic and macroscopic, as we know it only on Earth today. This work also carries: new foreword by Edward O. Wilson; the latest concepts of molecular systematics, symbiogenesis, and the evolutionary importance of microbes; newly expanded chapter openings that define each kingdom and place its members in context in geological time and ecological space; definitions of terms in the glossary and throughout the book; ecostrips, illustrations that place organisms in their most likely environments such as deep sea vents, tropical forests, deserts or hot sulfur springs; and, a new table that compares features of the most inclusive taxa. This book shows an application of a logical, authoritative, inclusive and coherent overall classification scheme based on evolutionary principles.

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    Kingdoms and Domains
    An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn Margulis, By (author) Michael J. Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,792 g
    ISBN 13: 9780123736215
    ISBN 10: 0123736218

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    BIC subject category V2: PSAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16700
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    BIC subject category V2: PSC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI087000, SCI027000, SCI020000, SCI072000
    DC22: 570.12
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 570.1/2
    LC classification: QH83 .M36 2009
    Thema V1.0: PSAB
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Approx. 350 illustrations
    Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Academic Press Inc
    Publication date
    22 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego
    Table of contents
    Introduction;Field Trips Through Time; Virtual Field Trips; Virtual Biodiversity, Websites; Superkingdom Prokarya; Kingdom Bacteria; Superkingdom Eukarya; Kingdom Protoctista; Kingdom Animalia; Kingdom Fungi; Kingdom Plantae; Epilogue: Common Ancestry and Biodiversity