Classification and biology
"Relates traditional taxonomic studies to developments in biochemical and other fields and provides guidelines for the integration of modern and traditional methods and explains the underlying principles and philosophy of systematics"--From publisher description.
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The Classification of the Sciences i
2 The Function of Classification in Natural History
The Species in Biological Systematics
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