Melvil Decimal System: 79X
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Landscape design; City planning
Graphic arts and decorative arts ; design
Printmaking and prints
Amusements and Recreation
Public Entertainments, TV, Movies
Games Of Skill
Games Of Chance
Athletics And Sports
Water & Aerial Sports
Horsemanship and Animal Racing
Fishing; Hunting; Shooting
Works under MDS 79X
209,964 results. First 2,000 shown.
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
|384.80||Social Sciences > Commerce, Communications, Transportation > Telecommunications (Telegraph, Internet, Cables, Broadcasting, Telephones, Movies) > Motion picture industry||19||476|
|384.8||Social Sciences > Commerce, Communications, Transportation > Telecommunications (Telegraph, Internet, Cables, Broadcasting, Telephones, Movies) > Motion picture industry||15.6||672|
|688.79||Technology > Handicraft and Occupations > Collectibles and Toys > Toys and Outdoor Equipment > Fishing: Knots & Lures; Bowcraft||14||307|
|808.23||Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric > Playwriting And Screenwriting||12.2||292|
|355.54||Social Sciences > Public Administration, Military Science > Military Science > Service > Military Training and Martial Arts||11||121|
|927.92||Biography and History > Biography > Of Fine Arts > Actors, Athletes, And Entertainers > Actors||9.9||179|
|305.38||Social Sciences > Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology > Social groups ; Inequality > By Gender||8||217|
|927.9||Biography and History > Biography > Of Fine Arts > Actors, Athletes, And Entertainers||7.8||281|
|814.6||Literature > American And Canadian > Essays > 21st Century||7.8||210|
|808.2||Literature > By Topic > Anthologies and rhetoric > Playwriting And Screenwriting||6.8||456|
|355.5||Social Sciences > Public Administration, Military Science > Military Science > Service||6.4||134|
|917.97||Biography and History > Geography, Voyages And Travel > North America > West Coast U.S. > Washington||6.2||186|
|814.54||Literature > American And Canadian > Essays > 20th Century > 1950-1999||5.7||481|
|070.44||Information > Journalism And Publishing > Journalism And Publishing > Journalism > Special subjects: departments and editors||5.3||326|
|827.9||Literature > English > English wit and humor > Modern Period||5.3||133|
|031.0||Information > Dictionaries And Encyclopedias > American||5.1||544|
|031.02||Information > Dictionaries And Encyclopedias > American > Miscellanies and Factbooks||5.1||530|
|915.49||Biography and History > Geography, Voyages And Travel > Asia > Indian Subcontinent > Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives||4.8||148|
|812.52||Literature > American And Canadian > Drama > 20th Century||4.7||218|
|814.5||Literature > American And Canadian > Essays > 20th Century||4.6||510||
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