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

Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Whatever living thing the reader comes across, from E coli to an oak tree or an elephant, this volume aims to show what kind of creature it is, and how it relates to all the others. Yet there are far too many creatures to present merely as a catalogue.
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Genre/Form: Classification
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Tudge
ISBN: 0198604262 9780198604266
OCLC Number: 59478527
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: xiv, 684 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Colin Tudge.
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