Best Life Science Taxonomies Books
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1. Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Author: by Lulu Miller
Simon & Schuster
Primary Composition Notebook Large 8.5×11 in./21.6×27. 9 cm 50 Sheets/100 Pages Story paper pages with a blank picture space on the top half and primary ruled lines on the bottom half of the page. The dotted midline and thick baseline make handwriting practice easier for kids in preschool and elementary school learning how to write.
Compatible with the common handwriting methods used in schools such as Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian, and McDoughal Littel.
3. National Audubon Society Trees of North America (National Audubon Society Guide)
Author: by National Audubon Society
Knopf (April 6, 2021)
From the creators of the world’s most trusted field guides-a go-to source for millions of nature lovers-comes a completely new and unparalleled reference work: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the trees of North America. This handsome volume is the result of a collaboration among leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers.
An indispensable reference, it covers more than 540 species, with nearly 2,500 full-color photographs-including images of the bark, fruit, and flowers, as well as photos that illustrate leaf shape and seasonal color changes. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary, a robust index, and a ribbon marker, and is arranged according to the latest Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification system-with trees sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together.
Readers will appreciate the crisp detail of the photographs; range maps (reflecting the impact of climate change); physical descriptions; and information on fruit, habitat, uses, and similar species. The guide includes an important new category on conservation status and essays by leading scholars who provide holistic insights into the world of trees.
4. Quick Flip Questions for the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
Author: by Edupress
Quick Flip Resources provide great teaching strategies right at your fingertips! Handheld, spiral-bound charts make lesson planning easy. 5″ x 6″. Supports requirements of Title I and other federally funded programs.
5. Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored
Author: by Lorraine Harrison
Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field.
Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation.
Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts.
6. The Gardener's Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names – with More than 5,000 Entries
Author: by The Gardener's Botanical Ross Bayton
The definitive guide to botanical LatinUnlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener’s Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant namesfrom abbreviatus (“shortened”) to zonatus (“with bands”)along with more than 350 color illustrations. Scientific plant names are an invaluable tool for those who understand them.
Formed from Greek and, more commonly, from Latin root words, not only do they make it possible for gardeners and botanists to communicate, they also contain a wealth of hidden information. The Gardener’s Botanical is the key to unlocking these secrets.
This guide contains a breathtaking array of botanical names in alphabetical order. Each word is listed with a pronunciation guide, definition, example plant, and, where appropriate, etymology. Also included in this illuminating guide are special features on important plant genera, fact boxes, essays focusing on the history and importance of Latin names and botanical illustrations, and an index of common names with more than 2,000 popular plants, cross-referenced with their binomial name in Latin.
7. Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science
Author: by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
Finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science and Technology. A lively blend of popular scientific history and cultural criticism. New York Times Book Review Biologist Carol Kaesuk Yoon explores the historical tension between evolutionary biology and taxonomy.
Carl Linnaeus struggled in the eighteenth century to define species in light of their mutability while still relying on intuitive, visual judgments. As taxonomy modernized, it moved into labs, yielding results counterintuitive to humanity’s innate predisposition to order the world.
By conceding scientific authority to taxonomists, Yoon argues, we’ve contributed to our own alienation from nature. 27 black-and-white illustrations
8. A Field Guide to Long Island Sound: Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife
Author: by Patrick J. Lynch
A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely populated regions in the United States.
The Sound and its coastlines are home not only to myriad species of plants and animalsfrom shorebirds and turtles to whales, seals, and fishbut also to more than twenty million people. Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Sound’s rich natural history.
Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap. Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynch’s guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sound’s environs from shorelines to deepest waters. With coastal areas at particular risk from climate change and pollution, his timing couldn’t be better.
9. Keys to Lichens of North America: Revised and Expanded
Author: by Irwin M. Brodo
Yale University Press
Created in response to requests from longtime users, this addition to the acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent.
There is no comparable volume available for classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.
10. New England Wild Flower Society's Flora Novae Angliae: A Manual for the Identification of Native and Naturalized Higher Vascular Plants of New England
Author: by Arthur Haines
Yale University Press
An indispensable, fully updated guide for everyone interested in identifying, studying, or conserving the flora of New England This comprehensive manual offers accurate, up-to-date, and clear information for identifying New England’s remarkable array of tracheophytes (vascular plants, excluding mosses). With fully researched entries on some 3,500 native and nonnative species, the book is the first in decades to provide a complete and correct botanical reference for the region’s noncultivated plants.
The volume includes many new species not documented in New England before, while also excluding many species that have erroneously appeared in earlier manuals. Focusing on the taxonomy and distribution of New England plants, the manual is largely dedicated to identification keys and to species entries that provide scientific name, origin, regional conservation ranking, common name, synonyms, distribution, ecology, and other miscellaneous items of interest.
Nearly one-third of the entries are accompanied by helpful black-and-white line illustrations. Additional special features:Precise distribution information, accurate to the state levelDetails on unusual plant groups not included in other sourcesReliable and versatile keys for identificationTips on recognizing hybrid plants in the fieldA companion interactive teaching Web site (under development)Comprehensive glossary
11. Introduction to Bioinformatics
Author: by Arthur Lesk
Oxford University Press
Active, accessible, and assuming no prior knowledge: the ideal text for biologists encountering bioinformatics for the first time. A vast amount of biological information about a wide range of species has become available in recent years as technological advances have significantly reduced the time it takes to sequence a genome or determine a novel protein structure.
This text describes how bioinformatics can be used as apowerful set of tools for retrieving and analysing this biological data, and how bioinformatics can be applied to a wide range of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, forensic science and anthropology.
Fully revised and updated, the fifth edition of Introduction to Bioinformatics contains a host of new material including new content on next generation sequencing, function prediction, sequence assembly, epigenomics, the bioinformatics of gene editing, and the effects of single nucleotide variants.
Written primarily for a biological audience without a detailed prior knowledge of programming, this book is the perfect introduction to the field of bioinformatics, providing friendly guidance and advice on how to use various methods and techniques. Furthermore, frequent examples, self-testquestions, problems, and exercises are incorporated throughout the text to encourage self-directed learning.
12. Unnatural Selection
Author: by Katrina van Grouw
A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breedingUnnatural Selection is a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding-the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it’s a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scalea scale that encompasses all life on Earth.
We’d call it evolution. A unique fusion of art, science, and history, this book celebrates the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s monumental work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzlethe knowledge of how individual traits are passed from one generation to the next.
With the benefit of a century and a half of hindsight, Katrina van Grouw explains evolution by building on the analogy that Darwin himself usedcomparing the selective breeding process with natural selection in the wild, and, like Darwin, featuring a multitude of fascinating examples.
13. A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico: Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife
Author: by Noble S. Proctor
Yale University Press
A uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico This superb book, with its unique focus on the entire marine coastal environment, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide available on the southeastern Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast.
Not just for beachgoers, the book is essential for birders, whale watchers, fishers, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers, and shoreline visitors. Features of the guide:Entries on 619 coastal and ocean speciesMore than 1,100 color illustrations450 up-to-date range mapsOverviews of key ecological communities, including mangroves, salt marshes, beaches, sand dunes, and coral reefsSpecial attention to threatened and endangered speciesDiscussions of environmental issues, including such catastrophic events as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon blowoutGlossaryExcellent organizational aids for locating information quickly
14. Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest: Second Edition
Author: by Barbara L. Wilson
Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest is an illustrated guide to all 169 species, subspecies, and varieties in the genus Carex that grow in the wild in Oregon and Washington. Most of these species are found throughout the Pacific Northwest and California.
This updated second edition includes eight additional species documented in the region since the guide was first published, along with an improved identification key, updated nomenclature and taxonomy, revised range maps, and improved illustrations. Sedges can be difficult to identify, with differences between species based on small, technical characters.
This comprehensive guide contains identification keys, descriptions, more than 650 color photographs, and distribution maps for each species, providing users with helpful tools and tips for identifying the plants in this challenging group. Information about sedge ecology, habitat, management and restoration, ethnobotanical uses, and propagation enhances the guide’s utility.
15. The Dog: A Natural History
Author: by Ádám Miklósi
Princeton University Press
An accessible and richly illustrated introduction to the natural history of dogsfrom evolution, anatomy, cognition, and behavior to the relationship between dogs and humansAs one of the oldest domesticated species, selectively bred over millennia to possess specific behaviors and physical characteristics, the dog enjoys a unique relationship with humans.
More than any other animal, dogs are attuned to human behavior and emotions, and accordingly play a range of roles in society, from police and military work to sensory and emotional support. Selective breeding has led to the development of more than three hundred breeds that, despite vast differences, still belong to a single species, Canis familiaris.
The Dog is an accessible, richly illustrated, and comprehensive introduction to the fascinating natural history and scientific understanding of this beloved species. Dm Miklsi, a leading authority on dogs, provides an appealing overview of dogs’ evolution and ecology; anatomy and biology; behavior and society; sensing, thinking, and personality; and connections to humans.
16. Animal Diversity
Author: by David Hickman, Jr., Cleveland; Roberts, Larry; Keen, Susan; Larson, Allan; Eisenhour
This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animalbiology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, animal bodyplans, and classification and systematics. After these introductory chapters,readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features ofeach group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among groupmembers.
Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals asthey relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.