By Barbara Ann Kipfer
Barbara Ann Kipfer has increased the record to excessive paintings and bestselling excitement. A most advantageous professional of class, in The Order of Things, she does for all times what her prior books do for happiness and wisdom—organize it in a fashion that's brilliantly conceived.
The The Order of items is useful, unique, eclectic, and most unlikely to place down. starting with Earth—Smog Alert States, Rain wooded area Layers, Coal Sizes— and finishing with basic wisdom and Philosophy (the I Ching's sixty four "chapters," Ludwig Wittgenstein's four-step approach to Overcoming Puzzlement), it's a 14-chapter taxonomy of the realm as we all know it:
• The Seven Hills of Rome, the Seven lethal Sins, the Seven Wonders of the traditional global, the Seven Dwarfs—check.
• The belt levels of karate and judo, weight sessions and novice boxing, flower names of the golfing holes at Augusta—check.
• The hierarchy of the FBI, ebook order of Shakespeare's performs, cuts of red meat, Freud's divisions of the human psyche, order of rank in international armies and navies, Jupiter's satellites, ships' bells, conventional and smooth wine measures, blood-pressure degrees, quickest animals—check.
A thoroughly integral reference—check.
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80 or below and rising rapidly: clearing and colder CHAPTER 2 THE NATURAL WORLD I f in the least particular one could derange the order of nature,—who would accept the gift of life? —Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Fate,” The Conduct of Life (1860) Animals p. 48 Biology p. 68 Ecology p. 76 Evolution p. 79 Human Life p. 80 Plants and Nonanimal Organisms p. 91 Trees p. 95 Vegetables p.
S. S. 54 T H E E A RT H • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 37 OCEAN ZONES (layers by biological habitat in the pelagic zone) Euphotic zone: sunlit, to 656 feet Mesopelagic zone: 656–3,280 feet Bathyal zone: 3,280–13,120 feet Abyssal zone: 13,120 feet to the ocean floor (approximately 16,400 feet) Hadal zone: deeper than 16,400 feet, in the ocean trenches THE OCEAN FLOOR A G B C D E F H A. Continental shelf: the gently sloping shallow sea bed surrounding a continent B. Continental slope: the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone C.
Trenches: deep, steep-sided canyons that represent the deepest parts of the ocean floor F. Mid-ocean ridge: a continuous range of mountains that winds around the earth G. Oceanic Volcano: mountains on the abyssal plain that extend above the ocean’s surface, creating volcanic islands H. S. S. 80 or below and rising rapidly: clearing and colder CHAPTER 2 THE NATURAL WORLD I f in the least particular one could derange the order of nature,—who would accept the gift of life? —Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Fate,” The Conduct of Life (1860) Animals p.