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Introduction to the Principles of Plant Taxonomy


By: VV Sivarajan

292 pages, 24 illus, tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 1991 | Edition: 2 | #7105 | ISBN: 0521356792
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Hardback | Oct 1991 | Edition: 2 | #7104 | ISBN: 0521355877
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Edited by NKP Robson
The second edition of this book, which provides an introduction to the theoretical principles that underlie the practice of plant taxonomy, has been completely revised and updated, to reflect the rapid advances in plant taxonomy since the 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; 1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of theories of biological classification; conceptual development of pre-Darwinian taxonomy; 3. Problems in evolutionary taxonomy; 4. The historical development of classificatory systems; 5. Taxonomic structure; 6. Concepts of taxa; 7. The material basis of systematics; 8. Sources of taxonomic characters; 9. Plant nomenclature; 10. Epilogue; References; Index.

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