R.A. Crowson Classification and Biology

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Classification and Biology

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Classification of plants and animals is of basic interest to biologists in all fields because correct formulation and generalization are based on sound taxonomy. This book by a world authority relates traditional taxonomic studies to developments in biochemical and other fields. It provides guidelines for the integration of modern and traditional methods and explains the underlying principles and philosophy of systematics. The problems of zoological, botanical, and paleontological classifi cation are dealt with in great detail and microbial systematics briefly.

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R. A. Crowson (1914-1999) was lecturer in Zoological Taxonomy at the University of Glasgow.

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“[This book] will provide insight into the future of systematics as a science.”—Donn E. Rosen, Systematic Zoology

“R. A. Crowson has produced what perhaps is the most informative, critical and readable book yet published in English on the subject of systematic biology in its broadest sense. In doing so, Crowson has somehow managed to avoid the wearisome detail, sterile disputation and highhanded authoritarianism that characterize one or another of the available books on this subject. Crowson’s is not a textbook intended to impress doctrine upon the young and uninitiated; it is rather an extended excursion into the problematical substance of comparative biology. Few is any other authors having written on this subject approach the lucidity, candor and congeniality of Crowson; much to the credit of his viewpoint, reading his work is truly an adventure of ideas of relevance to all biologists."—Gareth J, Nelson, Evolution

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