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Get It from Somewhere Else - Part 1

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Get It Somewhere Else - Part 2

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Books in the Library

The books in the library are shelved by Dewey Decimal Classification (like what is used in most school and public libraries).  Sometimes you can find books you did not know about by browsing the shelves.  The books in the biological sciences are shelved under the following numbers:

570 Biology

  • 570 Biology
  • 571 Physiology & related subjects
  • 572 Biochemistry
  • 573 Specific physiological systems in animals, regional histology & physiology in animals
  • 574 Not assigned or no longer used
  • 575 Specific parts of & physiological systems in plants
  • 576 Genetics and evolution
  • 577 Ecology
  • 578 Natural history of organisms & related subjects
  • 579 Natural history of microorganisms, fungi, algae

580 Plants

  • 580 Plants
  • 581 Specific topics in natural history of plants
  • 582 Plants noted for specific vegetative characteristics and flowers
  • 583 Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledones)
  • 584 Liliopsida (Monocotyledones)
  • 585 Pinophyta (Gymnosperms)
  • 586 Cryptogamia (Seedless plants)
  • 587 Pteridophyta
  • 588 Bryophyta
  • 589 No longer used-formerly Forestry

590 Animals (Zoology)

  • 590 Animals
  • 591 Specific topics in natural history of animals
  • 592 Invertebrates
  • 593 Miscellaneous marine & seashore invertebrates
  • 594 Mollusca & Molluscoidea
  • 595 Arthropoda
  • 596 Chordata
  • 597 Cold-blooded vertebrates
  • 598 Aves (Birds)
  • 599 Mammalia (Mammals)

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