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The top level portal for Class Q: Science

Subclass Q: General Science

General Science covers the subject of science as a whole and not one of the many specialised disciplines. Works held here relate to the entire subject in general.

Child portals: International Catalogue of Scientific Literature

Subclass QA: Mathematics

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Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Works held here relate to mathematics, mathematicians, and the specific forms of the field, such as algebra, calculus, geometry, and so forth.

Examples: An Essay on Quantity (Thomas Reid, 1748), Early Hindoo Mathematics (Edward Singleton Holden, 1873), The Origin and Curiosities of the Arabic Numerals (D. V. T. Qua, 1877), Squaring the circle (Srinivasa Ramanujan, 1913).

Child portal: International Congress of Mathematicians

Subclass QB: Astronomy

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Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere. Works held here relate to planets, meteors, stars, radiation and similar subjects.

Examples: On Meteoric Stones (Nevil Story Maskelyne, 1872) • The Ringed Planet (1873)

Child portal: Extraterrestrial lifeMeteoroidsRoyal Astronomical Society

Subclass QC: Physics

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Physics is the study of study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. Works held here relate to the field and its disciplines and subject matter, such as optics, gravitation, thermodynamics, and atomic physics.

Examples: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Isaac Newton, 1846 edition, trans. Andrew Motte) • A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field (James Clerk Maxwell, 1864) • Action of Dark Radiations (John Tyndall, 1872)

Child portals: MeteorologyRelativity

Subclass QD: Chemistry

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Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. Works held here relate to subjects such as atoms, elements, molecules, and substances.

Examples: The Future of Chemistry (Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, 1875) • Artificial Precious Stones (Carus Sterne, 1878)

Child portal: Alchemy

Subclass QE: Geology

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Geology is the study of the Earth and the processes by which it is shaped and changed. Works held here are within such fields as mineralogy, petrology, volcanism, and seismology. This discipline also covers paleontology and related subjects.

Examples: Measurement of Earthquake-Waves (George Forbes, 1872) • Coal as a Reservoir of Power (Robert Hunt, 1872) • Dental Microwear and Diet of the Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Paranthropus boisei (Ungar et al, 2008)

Child portals: Chicago Field Museum of Natural HistoryGeological Society of LondonMineralogyPaleontology (Dinosaurs) • Petrology

Subclass QH: Natural History and Biology

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Natural History and Biology is the study of life and living organisms. Biology is the modern study of life. Natural History is an old term for the study of plants and animals. Works held here relate to subjects such as ecology, evolution, conservation, genetics, and microscopy.

Examples: On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin, 1859) • Heredity and Race-Improvement (Fernand Papillon, 1873) • The Genesis of Sex (Joseph Le Conte, 1879)

Child portal: Taxonomy

Subclass QK: Botany

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Botany is the study of plant life. Works here relate to the study of botany, the different forms of plant life and the specific species.

Examples: A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland (James Edward Smith, 1793) • The Significance of Leaves (Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews, 1896) • Makers of British botany (Francis Wall Oliver ed., 1913)

Child portals: Acacia hispidulaAcacia myrtifoliaAdenanthos cuneatusAdenanthos obovatusBanksia marginataBanksia prionotesBanksia sessilisBanksia sphaerocarpaBanksia spinulosaBanksia verticillataBillardiera scandensBrachyloma daphnoidesCephalotus follicularisCeratopetalum gummiferumCorymbia gummiferaEucalyptus capitellataEucalyptus obliquaEucalyptus piperitaEucalyptus robustaEucalyptus tereticornisGrevillea buxifoliaGrevillea linearifoliaGrevillea sericeaGrevillea speciosaLeucopogon ericoidesLeucopogon lanceolatusLissanthe strigosaLomatia silaifoliaMonotoca ellipticaMonotoca scopariaPimelea linifoliaPlatylobium formosumPultenaea stipularisScaevola ramosissimaStyphelia tubifloraSynaphea spinulosaTelopea speciosissimaTetratheca juncea

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On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Isaac Newton
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Popular Science Monthly
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Subclass QL: Zoology

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Zoology is the study of animal life. Works held here relate to animals, animal behaviour, animal life and the different species of animal.

Examples: Earth-Worms and their Wonderful Works (William Henry Larrabee, 1882) • How Much Animals Know (Frederik Atherton Fernald, 1883) • The Salticidae (Spiders) of Panama (Arthur Merton Chickering, 1946)

Child portals: BirdsInsects (Index Librorum Haliday) • Mammals

Subclass QM: Human Anatomy

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Human Anatomy is the study of the morphology of the human body. Works held here cover the human body and the parts there of.

Examples: Compleat Surgeon (Charles Gabriel le Clerc, 1696) • The Significance of Human Anomalies (Francis John Shepherd, 1884)

Subclass QP: Physiology

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Physiology is the study of the function of living systems. Works held here relate to subjects such as Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, or Musculoskeletal physiology.

Examples: On the Digestibility of Vegetable and Animal Foods (Carl von Voit, 1872) • The Facial Angle (Ransom Dexter, 1874) • The Phenomena of Death (Thomas D. Spencer, 1881)

Subclass QR: Microbiology

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Microbiology is the study of microscopic life. Works held here relate to subjects such as bacteria, cyanobacteria, and virology.

Examples: The Spontaneous-Generation Controversy (William Henry Dallinger, 1876) • Microscopic Life in the Air (Louis Olivier, 1883) • The Cholera-Germ (Ernst Krause, 1884)

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