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Introduction to the Principles of Plant Taxonomy - V.V. Sivarajan

Introduction to the Principles of Plant Taxonomy

Paperback Published: 9th December 1991
ISBN: 9780521356794
Number Of Pages: 308

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Although one of the earliest of biological disciplines, plant taxonomy remains an important and relevant aspect of modern botany. A disproportionate emphasis on the practice of plant taxonomy has to some extent caused the science to be seen solely as the activity of plant identification. This book attempts to redress the balance by providing an introduction to the taxonomic theory upon which the identification procedure is based. The second edition has been completely revised and updated by the author and edited by Norman Robson to reflect the rapid advances which have occurred in plant taxonomy since publication of the first edition.

'A concise textbook of plant taxonomy for students at the graduate and post-graduate level.' Taxon 'Few books so short are so full without being crammed, or can manage to include so wide a spectrum of relevant delights ...' New Phytologist

Preface to the second edition
Editor+s note to the second edition
Foreword to the first edition
Preface to the first edition
Introduction
The evolution of theories of biological classification; conceptual development of pre-Darwinian taxonomy
Problems in evolutionary taxonomy
The historical development of classificatory systems
Taxonomic structure
Concepts of taxa
The material basis of systematics
Sources of taxonomic characters
Plant nomenclature
Epilogue
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521356794
ISBN-10: 0521356792
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 9th December 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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