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Melvil Decimal System: 578

Wording: Mathematics and Science > Life Sciences > Natural history of organisms and related subjects

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0
Information
174,442
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
161,809
πŸ’­
2
Religion
423,445
πŸ™πŸ½
3
Social Sciences
881,483
πŸ‘«
4
Language
118,029
πŸ’¬
5
Mathematics and Science
274,025
πŸ”¬
6
Technology
639,380
πŸ’‘
7
Arts and Recreation
651,545
🎨
8
Literature
865,381
πŸ“š
9
Biography and History
551,058
πŸ—Ώ
50
General Science
23,070
πŸ”¬
51
Mathematics
51,324
βž—
52
Astronomy
15,217
🌌
53
Physics
26,339
🍎
54
Chemistry
15,632
βš—
55
Earth sciences & geology
24,738
🌎
56
Fossils & prehistoric life
6,049
πŸ’€
57
Life Sciences
36,781
🐠
58
Botany
15,433
🌿
59
Zoology
59,442
🐼
570
Life Sciences
3,823
🐠
571
Physiology and related subjects
3,101
πŸ’€
572
Biochemistry
4,776
βš—
573
Paleoanthropology
1,853
574
Biology
9,150
575
Specific parts of and physiological systems in plants
1,712
🌱
576
Evolution And Genetics
2,930
577
Ecology
5,813
πŸ”„
578
Natural history of organisms and related subjects
1,678
579
Natural history of microorganisms, fungi, algae
1,945
πŸ„
578.0
262
578.1
Varieties of microscopes
15
578.2
2
578.3578.4
148
578.5578.6
148
578.7
Organisms characteristic of specific kinds of environments
761
578.8
9
578.9
15

Works under MDS 578

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Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

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

MDSScheduleRatioCount
63XTechnology > Agriculture & Animal Husbandry2.9143

Related tags

animals (564) beach (68) biogeography (95) biology (593) birds (57) children (75) children's (116) ecology (257) environment (138) essays (74) evolution (311) extinction (60) fantasy (58) fiction (90) field guide (47) fish (100) geography (61) habitats (133) Magic School Bus (52) marine biology (96) marine life (56) microscope (47) natural history (416) nature (676) non-fiction (1,055) ocean (431) oceanography (47) oceans (94) photography (98) picture book (118) plants (75) rainforest (267) reference (53) science (1,537) sea (75) sea life (56) sharks (57) to-read (169) whales (106) zoology (49)

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