By Richard Stephen Kent Barnes
Such is the strain on educating time in colleges and universities that scholars are taught much less and not more of the range that's lifestyles in the world. so much scholars, and certainly biologists that those scholars develop into, be aware of way more of phone functionality than of biodiversity. this article is a profusely illustrated, quick-reference advisor to all kinds of residing organisms, from the single-celled prokaryotes and eurkaryotes to the multicellular fungi, crops and animals. All surviving phyla and their part periods are characterized and defined, as are their life, ecology, relationships, and within-group variety (with orders displayed in checklist form). total, the book's objective is to supply biologists and others with a transparent, concise photo of the character of all teams of organisms with which they're strange.