"Margulis and Schwartz have generated here that rarest of intellectual treasures--something truly original and useful . . . It is remarkable that no one had previously thought of producing such a comprehensive, obvious, and valuable document."--Stephen Jay Gould, from the Introduction
"A source for innocent and expert alike . . . There is no other comparable guide to the winding path of organic evolution overall . . . A terse visual index to the living library of 10 million species."--"Scientific American"
"A sampler of life that does its subject justice . . . Margulis and Schwartz could (and should) be on every biologist's shelves."--"New Scientist"
"Offers an illustrated reference to both microbes and macroscopic organisms. Brief essays introduce broad outlines of kingdoms and phyla. Entries on specific organisms give information on appearance, environment, relations to other organisms, and how scientists group them, and include b&w photos and diagrams. An introduction explains classification systems. Includes lists of museums, geological sites, and Web sites, plus a glossary and lists of phyla and genera assigned to phyla . . . Useful for students of biology at any level."--"Book News"
"One of the backbones of a biology collection, as it lays out the variety of life in illustrations and text."--"VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)"
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Review and Contents
"Margulis and Schwartz have generated here that rarest of intellectual treasures - something truly original and useful. ... It is remarkable that no one had previously thought of producing such a comprehensive, obvious, and valuable document." Stephen Jay Gould
Foreword: Stephen Jay Gould
Superkingdom 1. Prokarya
Superkingdom 2. Eukarya