December 5, 2012

Microscopic plants and animals

Protozoans, Algae & Other Protists
by Steve Parker

Protists are microscopic life-forms. They live in nearly every plant, animal, and fungus. More importantly, they form the basis of plankton, a vital food source for all kinds of sealife, and in turn, us.

This book is a good introduction to the protist kingdom, from tiny amoebas and paramecium, to colorful algae and flowing slime molds. It provides an up-close look at the parts of a protist, its life cycle, and its means of reproduction. It also looks at some of the protists which are harmful to humans. 

Gruesome and fascinating.

The Protoctist Kingdom
by Marc Zabkudoff

This book provides even more information about the different kinds of protists. It describes how protists grow, reproduce, eat, and move, and why they are important. 

With mysterious, close-up photographs.

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