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Morphometrics for the Life Sciences

Series: Recent Advances in Human Biology Volume: 7

By: Pete E Lestrel

261 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

World Scientific Publishing

Paperback | Sep 2000 | #94962 | ISBN: 9810236107
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About this book

This book examines a number of recent approaches currently in use to numerically characterize the biological form. It presents a unique overview of these methods, starting with a review of measurement set in a historical framework.


Contents

Theoretical background: introduction to morphometrics; an introduction to research methods; a history of scientific measurement; toward quantification in biology; complexity, systems and models; a formal model of form. Morphometric techniques: multivariate morphometrics; co-ordinate morphometrics; boundary morphometrics; structural morphometrics.

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