mountains can affect the climate of nearby lands. in some areas, mountains block rain, so that one side of a mountain range may be rainy and the other side may be a desert. much of airborne moisture falls as rain on the windward side of mountains.
linnaeus is the father of taxonomy, which is the system of classifying and naming organisms. one of his contributions was the development of a hierarchical system of classification of nature. today, this system includes eight taxa: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.