by Silverstein, Alvin.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 589.2 SIL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 589.2 SIL
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 579.5 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 579.5 S
In this series, The Silversteins explain the scientific classification and compare the process to common things, such as books in a library, products in a supermarket, and databases.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6. These titles from the Kingdom of Life series provide an overview of groups of organisms and their defining characteristics. Fungi covers slime molds, water molds, and true fungi; Invertebrates includes all animals except chordates (i.e., those invertebrates without backbones); and Vertebrates discusses the most highly developed animals, those with enclosed spinal chords. Each volume begins with a discussion of Carl Linneaus' system of binomial nomenclature, the system of classification used by scientists all over the world. Throughout, the authors carefully note the reasoning used to place individual species into these particular groups. Captioned color photographs, short text sections, and insets of related facts make for attractive and nonthreatening layouts. The appended "indentikeys" (which take readers through typical taxonomy identification exercises), lists of Greek and Latin roots, and glossaries will make these books very helpful for young scientists or anyone else interested in biological classification. See this issue's Series Roundup for two more titles. --Kay Weisman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Silverstein, Alvin. Kingdoms of life.
Subjects Fungi -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Twenty-First Century Books,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Silverstein, Virginia B.
Silverstein, Robert A.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN 0805035206 (acid-free paper)
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