Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography [1ed.]0387727280, 9780387727288, 9780387727301
Description:Anyone interested in comparative biology or the history of science w...
Description: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.