Melvil Decimal System: 577
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Physiology and related subjects
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Chemic: difference between organic and inorganic
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Conditions of life: moisture, temperature
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Works under MDS 577
5,812 results. First 2,000 shown.
- Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking by Tom Brown
- Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators by William Stolzenburg
- Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by Tom Wessels
- Science Vocabulary Readers: Tree Homes by Carol Ghiglieri
- Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson
- On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole
- Seashore (One Small Square) by Donald Silver
- A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer
- Ecology (Eyewitness Books) by Steve Pollock
- Log Hotel by Anne Schreiber
- Science Vocabulary Readers: Rain Forest Homes by Lydia Carlin
- Tropical Rain Forest by April Pulley Sayre
- Cactus Desert by Donald Silver
- Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell
- American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow
- Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion by Alan Burdick
- Fish Wish by Bob Barner
- Science Vocabulary Readers: Coral Reef Homes by Jeff Bauer
- Pond by Donald M. Silver
- Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future by Peter D. Ward
- Science Vocabulary Readers: Underground Homes by Jeff Bauer
- Usborne Beginners: Seashore by Lucy Beckett-Bowman
- Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons
- Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman
- Rain Forests by Nancy Smiler Levinson
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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