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biological classification

the arrangement of organisms into taxa (see TAXON on the basis of their genetic relationships.
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Scientific classification and morphology will be defined in this chapter, and you will learn why common names and Latin polynomials were never accepted as the standard for classifying plants.
Entries (not in alphabetical order) include color photos, the bird's names, scientific classification, brief essay describing its most interesting features, a world distribution map, size comparison with an adult human, and species summary.
Appendices include scientific classification lists and Web sites; the book on turtles includes a glossary.
He ranges widely, to cover scientific classification, cartography, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, postal services and a range of other systems for organizing, transforming, displaying, storing and communicating information.
Whether used as an introduction to scientific classification or as a handy reference for the backyard pond, this field guide is a wonderful addition to a young person's library.
He shows how the shifting polemics of European exploration, protestant missionization, biological and environmental determinism, literary romanticism, and scientific classification all contributed, in one way or another, toward forming the now-tropic oppositions of Pacific savagery and utopianism.
Thus the scientific classification scheme served as a shared conceptual structure and provided a shared vocabulary that facilitated communicative exchanges and cooperation across the different social and intellectual worlds represented by the scientists and the groups of amateurs who were involved in building the museum's collection.
Because he was a product of his time and station, he felt comfortable with his own importance and in urging the mass slaughter of all kinds of animals to further the aims of scientific classification.
Another problem pointed out in the decision is that weed is basically an attitude, or an "invidious distinction", as Thoreau called it, rather than a scientific classification.
Soil scientists use soil taxonomy (Soil Survey) for the scientific classification of soils using different criteria for soil properties and climatic conditions.
This permits a scientific classification of similar sexual identities.
Like doctoring's approach to other symptoms that defy absolute scientific classification, the diagnosis and therapy of headache inches forward more by attentive, intelligent, open-minded trial and error than by expensive technology--or by simply ascribing all the blame to the psyche.

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