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Melvil Decimal System: 508.1

Wording: Mathematics and Science > General Science > Natural history > Not set

Dewmoji: πŸ”¬ > πŸ”¬ > ? > ?

0
Information
174,134
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
161,536
πŸ’­
2
Religion
421,381
πŸ™πŸ½
3
Social Sciences
880,123
πŸ‘«
4
Language
117,795
πŸ’¬
5
Mathematics and Science
273,636
πŸ”¬
6
Technology
638,661
πŸ’‘
7
Arts and Recreation
650,231
🎨
8
Literature
863,493
πŸ“š
9
Biography and History
549,572
πŸ—Ώ
50
General Science
23,042
πŸ”¬
51
Mathematics
51,285
βž—
52
Astronomy
15,190
🌌
53
Physics
26,304
🍎
54
Chemistry
15,621
βš—
55
Earth sciences & geology
24,685
🌎
56
Fossils & prehistoric life
6,037
πŸ’€
57
Life Sciences
36,740
🐠
58
Botany
15,400
🌿
59
Zoology
59,332
🐼
500
General Science
7,082
πŸ”¬
501
Theory And Instruction
2,596
502
Miscellany
995
πŸ‘
503
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
570
πŸ“•
504
[No longer in use]
121
🀷
505
Periodicals
154
T
506
Societies
265
507
Education And Research
3,128
508
Natural history
5,093
509
Biography And History
3,038
βŒ›
508.0
434
508.1
162
508.2
Seasons
527
508.3
Environments / Habitats
232
508.4
233
508.5
68
508.6
90
508.7
1,252
508.8
112
508.9
289
508.10508.11508.12508.13508.14
5
508.15
3
508.16
2
508.17
2
508.18
1
508.19
1

Works under MDS 508.1

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1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

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