The Diversity of Living Organisms

Front Cover
Richard Stephen Kent Barnes
Wiley, Sep 3, 1998 - Science - 345 pages
1 Review
Such is the pressure on teaching time in schools and universities that students are taught less and less of the diversity that is life on this planet. Most students, and indeed most professional biologists that these students become, know far more of cell function than of biodiversity. This text is a profusely illustrated, quick-reference guide to all types of living organisms, from the single-celled prokaryotes and eurkaryotes to the multicellular fungi, plants and animals. All surviving phyla and their component classes are characterised and described, as are their lifestyles, ecology, relationships, and within-group diversity (with orders displayed in list form). Overall, the book's aim is to provide biologists and others with a clear, concise picture of the nature of all groups of organisms with which they may be unfamiliar.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Other editions - View all

References to this book

Life as We Know It
Joseph Seckbach
Limited preview - 2006
All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: The Diversity of Living Organisms.
(1998) or Campbell (1999), both works which place the diversity of living organisms into a much wider context, for very little extra cost. ... sici?sici=0028-646X(199910)144%3A1%3C53%3ATDOLO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

Blackwell Synergy - J Evolution Biol, Volume 12 Issue 4 Page 833 ...
To cite this article: Rowell (1999) The diversity of living organisms. A review by chf Rowell The Diversity of Living Organisms. Edited by rsk Barnes. ... doi/ abs/ 10.1046/ j.1420-9101.1999.0089b.x

Internet Public Library: Pathfinders
The Diversity of Living Organisms edited by rsk Barnes. Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, 1998. Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of ... div/ pf/ entry/ 48437

BIOONE Online Journals - Why the World Needs Protists!
The Diversity of Living Organisms. Blackwell Scientific Publishers, Oxford. Beaumont W. 1833. Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the ... perlserv/ ?request=get-document& doi=10.1368%2F1066-5234(2004)051%3C0008%3AWTWNP%3E2.0.CO%3B2

Blackwell Publishing Shopping Cart
The Diversity of Living Organisms. By: rsk Barnes. Please complete the following form, ensuring all required fields are completed. ... order/ orderformexam.asp?site=1& ref=9780632049172& curr=AUD& src=R& exam=true

Bibliographic information