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Melvil Decimal System: 508.41

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

Dewmoji: đŸ”Ŧ > đŸ”Ŧ > ? > ? > ?

0
Information
195,362
ℹī¸
1
Philosophy and Psychology
181,943
💭
2
Religion
459,587
🙏đŸŊ
3
Social Sciences
1,012,594
đŸ‘Ģ
4
Language
129,854
đŸ’Ŧ
5
Mathematics and Science
321,899
đŸ”Ŧ
6
Technology
749,155
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
692,507
🎨
8
Literature
924,331
📚
9
Biography and History
588,443
đŸ—ŋ
50
General Science
24,815
đŸ”Ŧ
51
Mathematics
61,779
➗
52
Astronomy
17,349
🌌
53
Physics
34,089
🍎
54
Chemistry
21,976
⚗
55
Earth sciences & geology
28,087
🌎
56
Fossils & prehistoric life
6,369
💀
57
Life Sciences
45,870
🐠
58
Botany
17,593
đŸŒŋ
59
Zoology
63,972
đŸŧ
500
General Science
7,507
đŸ”Ŧ
501
Theory And Instruction
2,733
502
Miscellany
1,233
👝
503
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
614
📕
504
[No longer in use]
154
🤷
505
Periodicals
185
T
506
Societies
292
507
Education And Research
3,480
508
Natural history
5,316
509
Biography And History
3,301
⌛
508.0
469
508.1
167
508.2
Seasons
549
508.3
Environments / Habitats
237
508.4
258
508.5
77
508.6
98
508.7
1,286
508.8
122
508.9
299
508.40
1
508.41
104
508.42
75
508.43
10
508.44
11
508.45
4
508.46
14
508.47
9
508.48
12
508.49
12
508.410
4
508.411
27
508.412
2
508.413
2
508.414
2
508.415
9
508.416
2
508.417
1
508.418
2
508.419
2

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1922 Edition
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MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

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