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Melvil Decimal System: 56X

Wording: Natural sciences and mathematics > Fossils & prehistoric life

Dewmoji: πŸ”¬ > πŸ’€

0
Information
196,280
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
182,818
πŸ’­
2
Religion
463,659
πŸ™πŸ½
3
Social Sciences
1,017,764
πŸ‘«
4
Language
130,462
πŸ’¬
5
Natural sciences and mathematics
322,973
πŸ”¬
6
Technology
751,874
πŸ’‘
7
Arts and Recreation
696,205
8
Literature
930,303
πŸ“š
9
History & Geography
592,369
πŸ—ΊοΈ
50
General Science
24,933
πŸ”¬
51
Mathematics
61,946
βž—
52
Astronomy
17,388
🌌
53
Physics
34,174
🍎
54
Chemistry
22,053
βš—οΈ
55
Earth sciences & geology
28,171
🌎
56
Fossils & prehistoric life
6,395
πŸ’€
57
Life Sciences, Biology
45,978
🧬
58
Botany
17,698
🌿
59
Animals
64,237
🐼
560
Paleontology
1,584
πŸ’€
561
Plants
212
🌿
562
Invertebrates
102
🐌
563
Protozoa; Radiates
85
🎐
564
Mollusks
95
🐚
565
Articulates
83
🐞
566
Vertebrates
133
☠
567
Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates
3,351
🐍
568
Reptiles; Birds
176
🐊
569
Mammals
574
🐨

Works under MDS 56X

6,395 results. First 2,000 shown.

titles | covers | shelf

Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

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

MDSScheduleRatioCount
808.06Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric > Rhetoric; Other Writing Instruction > By Type Of Writing7.3117
394Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > General Customs4.1110
398.2Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > Folklore > Folk literature3.7249
398Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > Folklore3.4324
39XSocial Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore3.1473
808.0Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric > Rhetoric; Other Writing Instruction2.9124
612Technology > Medicine > Physiology2.7123
93XHistory & Geography > Ancient World2.6207

Related tags

alphabet (174) animals (1,201) anthropology (543) archaeology (387) art (116) biography (301) biology (1,062) birds (125) board book (142) children (318) children's (635) creation (175) dinosaur (550) dinosaurs (15,117) easy reader (139) evolution (1,838) fiction (358) fossils (1,834) geology (620) hardcover (132) history (845) history of science (127) human evolution (161) ice age (165) informational (194) Magic School Bus (231) Magic Tree House (115) natural history (601) nature (223) non-fiction (5,041) paleoanthropology (120) paleontology (4,921) picture book (947) pop-up (314) prehistoric (154) prehistory (227) reference (369) reptiles (108) science (6,749) to-read (663)

What is MDS?

Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.

More recent editions of his system are in copyright, and the name "Dewey," "Dewey Decimal," "Dewey Decimal Classification" and "DDC" are registered trademarked by OCLC, who publish periodic revisions.

LibraryThing's MDS system is based on the classification work of libraries around the world, whose assignments are not copyrightable. MDS "scheduldes" (the words that describe the numbers) are user-added, and based on public domain editions of the system.

The Melvil Decimal System is NOT the Dewey Decimal System of today. Wordings, which are entered by members, can only come from public domain sources. The base system is the Free Decimal System, a public domain classification created by John Mark Ockerbloom. Where useful or necessary, wording comes from the 1922 edition of the Dewey Decimal System. Language and concepts may be changed to fit modern tastes, or to better describe books cataloged. Wordings may not come from in-copyright sources.

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