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Milestones in systematics

Author: David M Williams; Peter L Forey
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2004.
Series: Systematics Association special volume, no. 67.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting a historical analyses of the evolution of systematics during several years, this book reviews many issues in systematic theory and practice that have driven the working methods of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Classification Congresses
Classification Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Williams; Peter L Forey
ISBN: 041528032X 9780415280327
OCLC Number: 53896677
Notes: Essays from a symposium held within the 3rd Systematics Association Biennial Meeting, September 2001.
Description: xvii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Setting up milestones : Sneath on Adanson and Mayr on Darwin / Mary P. Winsor --
Launching the Society of Systematic Zoology in 1947 / Joe Cain --
Explanations in systematics / Walter J. Bock --
What happens when the language of science threatens to break down in systematics : a Popperian perspective / Olivier Rieppel --
Hennig's Phylogenetic systematics brought up to date / Johann-Wolfgang Wägele --
Cladistics : its arrested development / G. Nelson --
Systematics and paleontology / Peter L. Forey --
Parsimony and computers / A.W.F. Edwards --
Homologues and homology, phenetics and cladistics : 150 years of progress / David M. Williams --
From dispersal to geographic congruence : comments on cladistic biogeography in the twentieth century / Christopher J. Humphries --
The fall and rise of evolutionary developmental biology / Peter W.H. Holland.
Series Title: Systematics Association special volume, no. 67.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Williams, Peter L. Foley.
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[The authors] provide an intriguing set of snapshots of the discipline and the issues that animate contemporary debates in systematics. They also raise many questions of potential interest to Read more...

 
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