The previous edition of this book is 1998s five kingdoms an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth my rating is based on that edition my rating is based on that edition amazon doesnt have a link to the 1998 edition so im writing this review to provide a link where youll find some helpful reviews. Kingdoms and domains is a unique and indispensable reference for anyone intrigued by a planetary phenomenon the spectacular diversity of life both microscopic and macroscopic as we know it only on earth today. Now published by academic press and revised from the authors previous five kingdoms 3rd edition this extraordinary all inclusive catalogue of the worlds living organisms describes the diversity of the major groups or phyla of natures most inclusive taxa developed after consultation with specialists this modern classification scheme is consistent both with the fossil record and . Kingdoms and domains 1st edition an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth authors lynn margulis and the evolutionary importance of microbes o newly expanded chapter openings that define each kingdom and place its members in context in geological time and ecological space o definitions of terms in the glossary and throughout . For practical purposes the six kingdoms concept seems reasonable to me although specialists may prefer a more complex grouping and several domains of life that said five kingdoms is a delight to read and a great introduction to the huge diversity of earths complex biota
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