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1. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology:
 
2. Biology and Taxonomy of the Solanaceae
 
3. Numerical Taxonomy: The Principles
$43.87
4. Primate Taxonomy (Smithsonian
$56.02
5. The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy:
 
6. Principles and Techniques of Contemporary
$189.05
7. Pathogenic Fungi: Structural Biology
 
8. Plankton Rotifers: Biology &
 
9. Greenlings, taxonomy, biology,
 
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10. Advances in Parasitic Hymenoptera
 
11. Animal Taxonomy (Studies in Biology)
12. Fusarium: Diseases, Biology, and
 
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13. Mealybugs of California: With
 
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14. Studies on taxonomy, biology,
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15. Palaemonid Prawns: Biodiversity,
 
16. Phytophthora: Its biology, taxonomy,
 
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17. The Biology of Mallomonas: Morphology,
 
18. Hyphomycetes: Taxonomy and Biology
 
19. The Stomoxyine biting flies of
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20. The Biology of Acinetobacter:

1. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Collaborative Research and Resources
by Frederick Marcus
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2008-09-11)
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Collaborative research in bioinformatics and systems biology is a key element of modern biology and health research. This book highlights and provides access to many of the methods, environments, results and resources involved, including integral laboratory data generation and experimentation and clinical activities. Collaborative projects embody a research paradigm that connects many of the top scientists, institutions, their resources and research worldwide, resulting in first-class contributions to bioinformatics and systems biology. Central themes include describing processes and results in collaborative research projects using computational biology and providing a guide for researchers to access them.

The book is also a practical guide on how science is managed. It shows how collaborative researchers are putting results together in a way accessible to the entire biomedical community.

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2. Biology and Taxonomy of the Solanaceae (Linnean Society symposium series ; no. 7)
 Hardcover: 755 Pages (1979-06)

Isbn: 0123331501
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3. Numerical Taxonomy: The Principles and Practice of Numerical Classification (A Series of books in biology)
by Peter H. A. Sneath
 Hardcover: 588 Pages (1973-06)
list price: US$45.95
Isbn: 0716706970
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars taxometrics
firstly i listen great admiration this book, i wish to see it and read it. ... Read more


4. Primate Taxonomy (Smithsonian Series in Comparative Evolutionary Biology)
by Colin Groves
Hardcover: 350 Pages (2001-04-17)
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Asin: 156098872X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this book, Colin Groves Proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation, and that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships. At the heart of the book are species-by-species accounts in which Groves reviews the recent history of each group and offers many new taxonomic arrangements. He evaluates several distinctive former subspecies to full species status and reestablishes the status of a number of previously overlooked taxa. Discussing the major taxonomic issues of each group, he describes the reasoning behind his conclusions and objectively offers explanations of opposing views. He also briefly outlines a possible taxonomy of fossil primates based on the taxonomy of living primates. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An authoritative treatment.
Extensive taxonomic revisions are usually published in monographic series by natural history museums, distributed to a handful of academic institutions the world over, and relegated to shelves in the bowels of libraries where they are consulted on occasion by a few specialists in each scientific generation.That Colin Groves' latest taxonomic revision is published in an attractive volume and sold on amazon.com testifies to the importance of primate taxonomy to many disciplines.I've read it from cover to cover.This revision deserves the attention.

Groves' introductory chapters describe theories and traditional methods in taxonomy, and provide useful historical context, as well as insight into his own viewpoints.For primatologists without taxonomic experience, this account will de-mystify the discipline and allow the process to be easily visualized and understood.For fellow taxonomists, Groves' descriptions of his methods and his mindset are invaluable for interpreting his conclusions, and for comparing notes.Also extremely useful are Groves' remarks both on the comparative excellence of primate holdings at major natural history museums worldwide, and on the influence and thought of past taxonomists.Knowledge like this is very truly the province of the specialist, and is very hard to come by-- close familiarity with the holdings of primate collections in museums worldwide can only be gained through expensive travel and extensive examinations, and intimate understanding of the viewpoints of taxonomists of decades and centuries past requires a comprehensive familiarity with countless old and often obscure descriptions, revisions, and monographs.

As for Groves' treatment of the primates, it is different, fresh, and full of monumental splitting (he recognizes about 330 species).Possibly it will be hard for some workers in primatology and mammalogy to stomach, as it certainly disrupts familiarity with relative rank of various taxa, and with figures of species richness in all groups.However, as many or more will welcome it as a long-needed reassessment of primate diversity, which in other current treatments is woefully underestimated.Groves has discovered over time, via careful museum research, that a large number of primate taxa named long ago but later uncritically synonymized and soon enough forgotten, are actually distinctive and recognizable species.Such taxonomic resurrections turn conservationists' attention to long-overlooked populations of primates that are deserving of high-concern conservation status.Changes in taxonomy lead to changes in policy, and this without doubt will be the most important effect of Groves' new book.An additional very useful contribution is that the book highlights and summarizes the flood of new primate taxa discovered during fieldwork in the tropics in recent years.

Of course it is important to remember, as Groves himself notes, that no taxonomic revision is the last word on the subject.In the case of primates, new species will continue to be described from the world's tropical regions, and many of the taxa Groves lists as provisional will with further research be shown to be undeserving of the rank he bestows on them.Nevertheless, Groves' take on primate taxonomy is without doubt a much more accurate characterization of living primate species diversity than other current and more traditional arrangements.For the large number of people who work with, write about, or make decisions regarding primates, this book should be considered the authoritative reference for identifying the current name, taxonomic rank, or uniqueness of a primate population.It is a most excellent contribution.

4-0 out of 5 stars A monkey puzzle tree´┐Ż.
Finally, Primate Taxonomy has appeared- before this, I had heard references to it at primatological gatherings. Colin Groves needs no introduction in the area of taxonomy of many non-primate species, most recently, in resolving the question whether the African bush elephant is a subspecies, or a species in its own right (the latter). But it is probably fair to say that Colin's greatest achievement has been, the taxonomy of nonhuman primate (NHP) species. So what is Primate Taxonomy like? First, although a work aimed at a professional audience, there is much that can be appreciated by a non-scholarly audience interested in NHPs. The first few chapters deal with taxonomy, its history, and how it is done to-day. Taxonomy is the science of identifying species, placing them in the system designed by Linnaeus and familiar to all biology students, which assigns to each species a double Latin name; the first indicates the genus to which the species belongs, while the second is specific and unique to the species, eg, the rhesus monkey is Macaca mulatta, and the sacred baboon, Papio hamadryas. Related genera (like Macaca and Papio) are included in the "tribe" of the Papionini, which is part of the "subfamily" Cercopithecinae, which is part of the "family" Cercopithecidae, which is part of the "superfamily" of the Cercopithecoidea. This way, each species has its own place in a tree-like, hierarchical structure. But there is a snag: what, exactly, is a species? At first glance, this may seem obvious, but it is not. Appearances may be deceiving, with animals which look alike nevertheless being different species (the owl monkey, where chromosomal differences differentiate between very similar animals); conversely, animals that differ strikingly in their appearance may be of the same species (the historic misidentification of some gibbon species where there is sexual dimorphism in colour, as two species), and the history of taxonomy is littered with misidentifications of species. Groves provides clear descriptions of different attempts to define what makes a species, and favours the "traditional" definition, which includes a species being a population with its own ecological niche and limited distribution which does not interbreed (except in cases where territories may overlap) with another species, and which has a common behavioural repertoire distinct from other populations. Unfortunately for the taxonomist, the essential components of this (or any) definition of a species are often not known, and the only materials available are skins and skeletons (where, in case of some, it is not even known exactly where they were collected). On the other hand, in modern times, the traditional morphological criteria derived from skins and bones can be amplified by DNA analysis and other molecular biological markers, chromosome analysis, and by an increasing knowledge of behaviour, and Groves has, wherever possible, used such data in compiling his book. However, having identified a species, the taxonomist is not there yet: any species with a wide distribution covering a number of different "living conditions", or where rivers separate different populations (as in the Amazon or Congo basins) will probably have subspecies. Reading those first chapters makes one aware of the amount of work involved in the bulk of the book, where, going down the branches of the taxonomic tree, Groves lists the species and subspecies of all NHPs, from lemurs, lorises, bushbabies and tarsiers, through the New World monkeys and Old World monkeys to the great apes (Homo sapiens is listed at the very end but receives little discussion). There are brief summaries of the main features of families, subfamilies, tribes, etc, but the focus is on the species level where a general description of the genus is followed by one of a species including a list of the scientific names that species may have had since first described. This is rather helpful because one still comes across superseded names. After the description and distribution of a species, its subspecies are listed, starting with the type species (eg, Macaca fascicularis fascicularis), with for each, the characteristics which make it different, as well as the distribution. Two impressions emerge: first, the enormous variety of NHP species and subspecies that exist; and that in a world that seems to become smaller daily, new species are still being discovered, even where very little NHP habitat is left, such as on Madagascar. And this is surely the second impression, that many species, or their subspecies, are fast becoming vulnerable/threatened/endangered. So should you buy this book? If your profession is dealing with primate taxonomy in a serious way (zoos, conservation groups, government and NGO environmental and foreign aid agencies, university departments) the book is essential because of its profound scholarship. Nevertheless, I do have a few quibbles: the major one is that it would have been very good to have a summary table at the end of the book which allowed a quick overview of the proposed taxonomy. Now, if one wants to know how many subspecies of Macaca mulatta there are, for instance, one has to go to the relevant chapter and count them as listed; which is not made easier because the book's print is rather fine, and while, following convention, all scientific names are in italics, they are not otherwise highlighted and a brief entry can easily be missed. Likewise, short of counting, I could not find out how many species of NHP Groves thinks there are, and how many subspecies, overall. Such numbers would be nice to know in arguments about biodiversity and conservation. For non-taxonomists, it might have been helpful to include a kind of diagram of a "standard" NHP divided (bushmeat-like?), into portions so descriptions of fur colour distributions could be read more easily; in the text, for instance, terms like "dorsum", "saddle", "rump", "haunch" and "lumbar region", although strictly speaking referring to different parts, could be confusing. But these are minor points: Primate Taxonomy will be a tool, and subject for discussions for many years to come. It represents an outstanding feat of scholarship. ... Read more


5. The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy: A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology) (Volume 0)
by Marc Ereshefsky
Paperback: 328 Pages (2007-08-06)
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The question of whether biologists should continue to use the Linnaean hierarchy is a hotly debated issue. Invented before the introduction of evolutionary theory, Linnaeus' system of classifying organisms is based on outdated theoretical assumptions, and is thought to be unable to provide accurate biological classifications. Ereshefsky argues that biologists should abandon the Linnaean system and adopt an alternative that is more in line with evolutionary theory.He illustrates how the continued use of this system hampers our ability to classify the organic world, and then goes on to make specific recommendations for a post-Linnaean method of classification. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I have been waiting for this book in years
Gradually general principles of classification and knowledge organizations have become more clear to me. An important insight is that any classification of a domain must be based on theories or views of that domain. I try to verify this on different domains. This is not always easy, and some of the most influential classifications seems to contradict this principle. This is, for example, the case with Linnaean classification in biology, which was developed before Darvian and modern evolutionary theory and it is the case with the influential psychiatric classification DSM IV.
Ereshefskys book on the Linnaean classification in biology represents high class scholarship in both biology and philosophy and it is a goldmine of arguments for a general philosophy of classification. Besides it is an indication that philosophy can make itself a productive part of of specific specific scientific research. ... Read more


6. Principles and Techniques of Contemporary Taxonomy (Tertiary Level Biology)
by Donald L. Quicke
 Paperback: 328 Pages (1993-07-31)
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Isbn: 0751400203
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This latest volume in the Tertiary Level Biology serivesprovides a comprehensive survey of the arguments and techniques ofsystematicsas they are applied today to all groups of organisms. Itis writtenat advanced undergraduate/immediate postgraduate level. ... Read more


7. Pathogenic Fungi: Structural Biology and Taxonomy
Hardcover: 371 Pages (2004-06)
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8. Plankton Rotifers: Biology & Taxonomy
by Agnes Ruttner-Kolisko
 Paperback: 146 Pages (1974-12)
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Isbn: 3510407350
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9. Greenlings, taxonomy, biology, interoceanic transplantation.
by T.S., editor. RASS
 Paperback: 212 Pages (1970-01-01)

Isbn: 0706507282
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10. Advances in Parasitic Hymenoptera Research: Proceedings of the II Conference on the Taxonomy and Biology of Parasitic Hymenoptera, Held at the Unive
by Conference on the Taxonomy and Biology of Parasitic Hymenoptera (2nd : 1987 : University of Florida)
 Hardcover: 546 Pages (1988-10)
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11. Animal Taxonomy (Studies in Biology)
by H.E. Goto
 Hardcover: 64 Pages (1982-10-01)

Isbn: 071312847X
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12. Fusarium: Diseases, Biology, and Taxonomy
by P. E. Nelson
Hardcover: 560 Pages (1982-01-01)
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Isbn: 027100293X
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This volume brings together what is currently known about the pathology, ecology, genetics, cytology, physiology, biology, and taxonomy of this important fungus genus. Each area is covered by several experts, comprising the most extensive assemblage of ranking authorities that has been gathered on the subject. Fusaria are among the most common and widespread fungi and are of great economic importance. Every plant pathologist, mycologist, and agriculturist, encounters them in the course of work. Fusarium species are serious pathogens on a wide range of major food and fiber crops such as wheat, corn, rice, bananas, potatoes, cotton and flax to mention only a few. They are also important as spoilage organisms of stored products and producers of mycotoxins, and can cause disease of humans, animals, and insects. Fusarium has been known to science for over 165 years. Work in almost every discipline of biology - including genetics, physiology, pathology, anatomy, ecology, soil science, and plant breeding - has been done on this genus; yet Fusarium diseases continue to be among the most important plant diseases and are a more significant factor in agricultural production now than at any time in the past. ... Read more


13. Mealybugs of California: With Taxonomy, Biology, and Control of North American Species
by Howard L. McKenzie
 Hardcover: 531 Pages (1968-06)
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Asin: 0520008448
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5-0 out of 5 stars great dealer
I received the book within four days of ordering it.It arrived well wrapped and in the condition it was promised.Highly recommended. ... Read more


14. Studies on taxonomy, biology, and ecology of grasshoppers infesting field crops and vegetables with notes on nymphal taxonomy of some species in West Bengal (Records of the Zoological Survey of India)
by S. K Mondal
 Unknown Binding: 178 Pages (1998)
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15. Palaemonid Prawns: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Biology and Management
by K. V. Jayachandran
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2001-08)
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Asin: 1578081823
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This text aims to encourage communication among scientists exploring different areas of related research work, to bring important up-to-date scientific advancements on the subject together in a single volume for easy accessibility and to try to solve problems in taxonomy. ... Read more


16. Phytophthora: Its biology, taxonomy, ecology, and pathology
 Paperback: 392 Pages (1983)

Isbn: 0890540500
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17. The Biology of Mallomonas: Morphology, Taxonomy and Ecology (Developments in Hydrobiology)
by P.A. Siver
 Hardcover: 248 Pages (1991-07-31)
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18. Hyphomycetes: Taxonomy and Biology
by C. V. Subramanian
 Hardcover: 450 Pages (1983-01)
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Isbn: 0126756201
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19. The Stomoxyine biting flies of the world: Diptera, Muscidae;: Taxonomy, biology, economic importance and control measures,
by Fritz Zumpt
 Hardcover: 175 Pages (1973)

Isbn: 3437301462
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20. The Biology of Acinetobacter: Taxonomy, Clinical Importance, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Industrial Relevance (F.E.M.S. Symposium Series)
Hardcover: 468 Pages (1991-06-30)
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Asin: 0306439026
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