Diversity of Life (Spiral)

The Illustrated Guide to Five Kingdoms

By Lynn Margulis, Karlene Schwartz, Michael Dolan

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 9780763708627, 248pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 1999

List Price: 99.95*
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This sophisticated coloring book is a beautifully detailed illustration of the world's living diversity. It is written for science students, teachers, and anyone else who is curious about the extraordinary variety of living things that inhabit this planet. It opens with an introduction to the classification systems, distinctions between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, an introduction to life cycles, Earth history, and an explanation of how to best use this coloring book. The next section is organized by communities in which the organisms live. The final section details the variety of major groupings - phyla - within each kingdom and shows how the organisms in each are distinguished from one other. This coloring book gives a visual understanding of the enormous diversity of life on this planet and will be an enlightening and educational resource for students from a variety of backgrounds.