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(Use WN* codes for popular works only; prefer codes from Sections P, R, T etc, as appropriate for specialist & academic works)

WNA

Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world: general interest




(See also: RBX: “Palaeontology”)

WNC

Wildlife: general interest




(See also: PSV: “Zoology & animal sciences” and following)

WNCB

Wildlife: birds & birdwatching: general interest




(See also: PSVJ: “Zoology: birds (ornithology)”)

WNCF

Wildlife: mammals: general interest




(See also: PSVM: “Zoology: mammals”)

WNCK

Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians: general interest




(See also: PSVF: “Zoology: amphibians & reptiles (herpetology)”)

WNCN

Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders: general interest




(See also: PSVA: “Zoology: insects (entomology) & other invertebrates”)

WNCS

Wildlife: aquatic creatures: general interest




(See also: PSVC: “Zoology: fishes (ichthyology)”; PSVM2: “Zoology: marine & freshwater mammals”; PSP: “Hydrobiology”)

WNCS1

Sea life & the seashore: general interest




(See also: PSPM: “Marine biology”)

WNCS2

Freshwater life: general interest




(See also: PSPF: “Freshwater biology”)

WND

The countryside, country life: general interest

WNF

Farm & working animals: general interest




(See also: TVH: “Animal husbandry”)

WNG

Domestic animals & pets

WNGC

Cats as pets

WNGD

Dogs as pets

WNGD1

Dog obedience & training

WNGF

Fishes as pets & aquaria

WNGH

Horses & ponies: general interest

WNGK

Birds, including cage birds, as pets

WNGR

Rabbits & rodents as pets




(Class here: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils etc as pets)

WNGS

Reptiles & amphibians as pets




(Class here: snakes, lizards, newts, terrapins etc as pets)

WNGX

Insects & spiders as pets

WNH

Zoos & wildlife parks: general interest

WNJ

National parks & nature reserves: general interest

WNP

Trees, wildflowers & plants: general interest




(See also: WMP: “Gardening: plants & cultivation: guides”)

WNR

Rocks, minerals & fossils: general interest




(See also: RBX: “Palaeontology”; RBG: “Geology & the lithosphere” and following)

WNW

The Earth: natural history: general interest




(Class here: popular works on natural history of the Earth as a whole, physical features & systems as well as life on Earth; Class here: popular works on volcanoes, earthquakes etc)




(See also: RB: “Earth sciences” and following; PSAF: “Ecological science, the Biosphere”)

WNWM

Weather: general interest




(Class here: popular works on weather, including storms & other extreme weather conditions)




(See also: RBP: “Meteorology & climatology”)

WNX

Popular astronomy & space




(Class here: constellation & star guides, non-specialist guides to astronomy & space, including space exploration)




(See also: PG: “Astronomy, space & time” and following; TTD: “Space science”)

WQ

Local & family history, nostalgia

WQH

Local history




(Class here: popular accounts of the history of a specific locality, generally only of local interest; use with GEOGRAPHICAL & TIME PERIOD Qualifiers wherever possible)

WQN

Nostalgia: general




(Class here: popular works with fond, uncritical view of past times; use with other code indicating subject where appropriate, eg WGF “Trains & railways: general interest”)

WQP

Places in old photographs




(Class here: collections of early or vintage photographs relating to a specific place or places; use with GEOGRAPHICAL & TIME PERIOD Qualifiers wherever possible)




(See also: AJC: “Photographs: collections”)

WQY

Family history, tracing ancestors




(See also: NHTG: “Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours”)

WT

Travel & holiday




(With WT* codes, assign also the most specific GEOGRAPHICAL Qualifier available, as appropriate)

WTD

Travel tips & advice: general

WTH

Travel & holiday guides




(See also: WJS: “Shopping guides”)

WTHA

Travel guides: adventure holidays

WTHB

Travel guides: business travel

WTHC

Travel guides: Eco-tourism, ‘green’ tourism

WTHD

Travel guides: food & drink regions




(Class here: travel guides based around local foods, wine-producing regions etc)




(See also: WTHR: “Travel guides: restaurants, cafes, inns, bars”)

WTHF

Travel guides: holidays with children / family holidays

WTHH

Travel guides: hotel & holiday accommodation guides

WTHH1

Travel guides: caravan & camp-site guides

WTHM

Travel guides: museums, historic sites, galleries etc

WTHR

Travel guides: restaurants, cafes, inns, bars




(Class here: ‘where to eat’ guides, recommendations of specific establishments)




(See also: WTHD: “Travel guides: food & drink regions”)

WTHT

Travel guides: theme parks & funfairs

WTHX

Travel guides: cruises

WTK

Language phrasebooks




(Assign also LANGUAGE Qualifier)




(See also: CJBT: “Language self-study texts”)

WTL

Travel writing

WTLC

Classic travel writing




(Class here: travel writing published before c 1945)

WTLP

Expeditions: popular accounts




(Class here: popular accounts of expeditions & exploration)




(See also: RGR: “Geographical discovery & exploration”)

WTM

Places & peoples: general & pictorial works

WTR

Travel maps & atlases




(See also: RGX: “Geographical reference works” and following)

WTRD

Road atlases & maps

WTRM

Travel maps




(Class here: all folded maps, other than city street maps & motorists’ road maps, for general & travel use)

WTRS

Street maps & city plans




(Class here: maps & books of maps of cities, towns & streets for general use)

WZ

Miscellaneous items

WZG

Gift books




(Class here: small books, typically of a decorative, humorous or inspirational nature, intended to be given as gifts rather than read by the purchaser)




(See also: YZG: “Children’s gift books”)

WZS

Stationery items




(Class here: any printed stationery item, diaries, calendars, posters, kits, postcard packs, bookmarks, etc; assign also another code indicating subject where possible)

X

Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons




(For graphic novels & comic books, assign first a ‘type’ from XA*, followed where possible & appropriate, with a ‘genre’ from XQ*)

XA

Graphic novel & Comic book: types

XAB

European tradition graphic novels




(In the European tradition, graphic novels are typically one-off publications, rather than part of a series, generally for an adult audience, often with distinctive graphics & more literary textual content, usually serious rather than humorous; they are works published originally as graphic novels, not adaptations of textual works)

XAD

European tradition comic books, Bandes dessinées




(In the European tradition, comic books or ‘bandes dessinées’ are typically published in ongoing series, often featuring the same characters, as distinct from ‘one-off’ graphic novels)

XADC

European comic books: general, classic, all ages




(Class here: ‘bandes dessinées tout public’, classic comic books for all ages)

XAK

American / British style comic books & graphic novels




(Class here: graphic novels & comic books in the American / British tradition)

XAKC

American comic books: classic, Golden Age




(Class here: early & classic ‘Golden Age’ characters for all ages)

XAM

Manga & Asian style comics




(This sequence includes all Japanese comic books (Manga) plus those from other Asian countries including Korean (Manhwa) & Chinese (Manhua))

XAMC

Manga: Kodomo




(Manga for children, boys & girls, age around 6 to 10)

XAMF

Manga: Shôjo




(Manga designed for young & teenage girls, age around 10 to 15)

XAMG

Manga: Shonen




(Manga designed primarily for young & teenage boys, age around 10 to 15)

XAML

Manga: Seinen




(Manga designed for young men & women, from around 16 years)

XAMR

Manga: Josei




(Manga designed specifically for young & adult women)

XAMT

Manga: Yaoi




(Also called Boy Love; Manga featuring young male homosexual relationships but for a young female readership)

XAMX

Manga: adult (erotic, extreme violence)




(Class here: Hentai, seijin manga. Manga designed for adults featuring scenes of an overtly sexual or violent nature; use with Qualifier 5X as appropriate)

XQ

Graphic novel & Comic book: genres

XQA

Graphic novel / Comic book: memoirs, true stories & non-fiction




(Class here: ‘bandes dessinées d’auteur’)

XQB

Graphic novel / Comic book: literary adaptations




(Class here: adaptations of pre-existing literary works into graphic form)

XQC

Graphic novel / Comic book: movie & TV adaptations

XQD

Graphic novel / Comic book: crime, mystery & thrillers

XQG

Graphic novel / Comic book: action & adventure

XQGW

Graphic novel / Comic book: Westerns

XQH

Graphic novel / Comic book: horror

XQK

Graphic novel / Comic book: super-heroes & super-villains

XQL

Graphic novel / Comic book: science fiction

XQM

Graphic novel / Comic book: fantasy, esoteric




(Use for comic books featuring traditions of mythical, secret or esoteric knowledge)

XQR

Graphic novel / Comic book: romance

XQT

Graphic novel / Comic book: humorous

XQV

Graphic novel / Comic book: historical

XQX

Graphic novel / Comic book: adult (erotic, extreme violence)




(Class here: comic books designed for adults featuring scenes of an overtly sexual or violent nature; use with Qualifier 5X as appropriate)

XR

Graphic novel & comic books: guides & reviews




(See also: DSR: “Literary reference works”; FZ: “Fiction companions”)

XRM

Manga guides & reviews




(See also: DSR: “Literary reference works”; FZ: “Fiction companions”)

XY

Strip cartoons




(Class here: collections of typically humorous cartoons, in 3-5 panels, usually originally published in newspapers or magazines)

Y

Children’S, Teenage & Educational

YB

Children’s picture books, activity books & early learning material




(With YB* codes, also assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier where possible)

YBC

Children’s picture books

YBCB

Baby books






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