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The comparative method in evolutionary biology

Author: Paul H Harvey; Mark D Pagel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the "Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution", this book explains how and when to use the comparative method and shows how this approach complements other approaches to problem-solving in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Harvey; Mark D Pagel
ISBN: 0198546416 9780198546412 0198546408 9780198546405
OCLC Number: 59186468
Description: 224 unnumbered pages
Contents: The comparative method for studying adaptation; Why worry about phylogeny?; Reconstructing phylogenetic trees and ancestral character states; Comparative analysis of discrete data; Comparative analysis of continuous variables; Determining the form of comparative relationships; Conclusion; References
Responsibility: Paul H. Harvey and Mark D. Pagel.

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'A book to be recommended for everyone interested in evolutionary biology.'V.P. Chopra, Anthropologischer Anzeiger, Jahrg. 51, Heft 4 'Was Darwin right? The authors of this earnest and useful book Read more...

 
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