Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth

Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth - Lynn Margulis, Karlene V. Schwartz Most of the book consist of encyclopedia entries of sub phylas. The book makes for dense readings and I ended up skipping most of them, but the lengthy introduction and detailed descriptions of each kingdom made for interesting reading. I wanted to understand the taxonomy for all life and the difference between archaea and bacteria, and the book did that for me (I didn't realize it was due the differences in the 15s rRNA, I didn't even know there was such a thing until I read this book).