A Guide to the Zoological Literature: The Animal Kingdom by George H. Bell, Diane B. Rhodes (Moore)

By George H. Bell, Diane B. Rhodes (Moore)

This paintings offers entry to a wealth of knowledge. Reference librarians, scholars, zoologists, conservationists, and novice naturalists can use it to find such resources as a box consultant to the birds of Bali, a list of the mammals of Africa, an encyclopedia of fishes, a instruction manual on bugs, an id key to reptiles of North the US, or the identify of a web information team on western birds. it's the in simple terms latest paintings that features a compilation of all of the significant reference resources at the animal state. A entire author-title index and a separate topic index make finding particular entries uncomplicated. the topic index contains the typical and clinical names of animal teams and geographical destinations. meant to be used in public, educational, and really expert libraries, in addition to departments within the zoological sciences.

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The taxonomic arrangement is based on Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms (see entry 77), edited by Sybil P. Parker. This source was chosen because it covers all the animal groups and provides a single source to consult. The chapter on the arthropods, the largest group of animals, did not adhere well to this overall arrangement simply because of the magnitude of information in the arthropod literature. The introduction to that chapter explains its arrangement. Dictionaries These are not only sources for word definitions and English and foreign-language terms, but sources for word derivations and other sources on zoological terminology.

95pa. LC 87-8018. ISBN 0-521-30551-9; 0-521-39941-6pa. Unlike the Oxford Dictionary of Natural History (see entry 2), this volume abounds with over 700 animal and plant line-drawings. The majority of the terms listed represent all the major animal, plant, and microbial taxonomic groups. Entries are usually described employing one to several sentences. Common names are interfiled in the dictionary and cross-referenced back to the main entry, which is the scientific taxonomic term. 8. Martin, Elizabeth, ed.

Page xxii Checklists and Classification Schemes Checklists include catalogs of names of a certain animal group. Worldwide and specific geographical sources are included. These lists, in most cases, are arranged taxonomically by scientific name. Checklists are often found in handbooks for a particular animal group as well. Also, many of the more specific and most up-to-date checklists are found in the journal literature. These are not listed here, but may be found by consulting a journal index listed in the Indexes and Abstracts section.

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