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Williams, David M.; Ebach, Malte C. - Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography - 9780387727288 - V9780387727288
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Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography

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Description for Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography Hardback. Focuses on the seminal studies and various developments that have shaped systematic and biogeographic thinking. This book traces concepts in homology and classification through the provision of an anthology of scientific writings from Goethe, Agassiz, Owen, Naef, Zangerl and Nelson, among others. Num Pages: 310 pages, 83 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables, biography. BIC Classification: MFN; PSAJ; PSF. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 20. Weight in Grams: 714.

Anyone interested in comparative biology or the history of science will find this myth-busting work genuinely fascinating. It draws attention to the seminal studies and important advances that have shaped systematic and biogeographic thinking. It traces concepts in homology and classification from the 19th century to the present through the provision of a unique anthology of scientific writings from Goethe, Agassiz, Owen, Naef, Zangerl and Nelson, among others.

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc. United States
Number of pages
310
Condition
New
Number of Pages
310
Place of Publication
New York, NY, United States
ISBN
9780387727288
SKU
V9780387727288
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99-15

About Williams, David M.; Ebach, Malte C.
David M. Williams is a diatom researcher and Head of Global Biodiversity Group in the Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London. He has published over 150 scientific papers, including 6 books. Among his books he is a co-author of the standard text Cladistics: The Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis (1992) and co-editor on Models in Phylogeny Reconstruction ... Read more

Reviews for Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography
From the reviews: "Using a historical approach, Williams (Natural History Museum, London) and Ebach (Freie Universität, Berlin) illuminate the differences among the competing philosophical camps of systematicists. Their work provides incisive definitions of many conceptual and interpretational aspects of systematics and biogeography. … The authors’ apparent intent is … to provide focus for the next ... Read more

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