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by Hervé Le Guyader,Dominique Visset,Karen McCoy,Guillaume Lecointre


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Guillaume Lecointre (Author), Hervé Le Guyader (Author), Dominique Visset . This will make a great reference for any student of the diversity of life.

Guillaume Lecointre (Author), Hervé Le Guyader (Author), Dominique Visset (Illustrator), Karen McCoy (Translator) & 1 more. ISBN-13: 978-0674021839. It is clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated. This book classifies all major groups of living organisms and lists the characters that support them in a regular and organized fashion.

Harvard university press reference library. A Phylogenetic Classification. Illustrated by Dominique Visset. Translated by Karen McCoy. Modern classification, based on phylogeny, no longer places humans at the center of nature. Groups of organisms are no longer defined by their general appearance, but by their different individual characteristics. Phylogeny, therefore, by showing common ancestry, outlines a tree of evolutionary relationships from which one can retrace the history of life.

This book diagrams the tree of life according to the most recent methods of classification. Published January 15th 2007 by Belknap Press (first published September 21st 2005).

The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification. by. Guillaume Lecointre, Hervé Le Guyader. This book diagrams the tree of life according to the most recent methods of classification. By showing how life forms arose and developed and how they are related, The Tree of Life presents a key to the living world in all its dazzling variety. The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification (Harvard University Press Reference Library).

The University of Chicago Press. Cambridge (Massachusetts): Harvard University Press. 560 p + a booklet summarizing the phylogenetic groups in graphical format; il. indexes of common and Latin names. Chicago Distribution Center.

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, (c)2006. Translated from the French. Personal Name: Le Guyader, Hervé. Physical Description: 560 p. : ill. ;, 29 cm. General Note: Translated from the French. General Note: "First published as Classification phylogénétique du vivant, 3rd e. Éditions Belin, Paris, c2006" . ISBN: 0961398019 (pbk. : v. 1) Author: Doherty, J. Publication & Distribution: Alexandria, V. .

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 560 p. : 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 537) and indexes Le Guyader, Hervé. inlibrary; printdisabled; trent university;. 537) and indexes. First published as Classification phylogénétique du vivant, 3rd e. Éditions Belin, Paris, c2006"-T. contains cut off text due to tight binding.

Herve Le Guyader, Guillaume Lecointre. Place of Publication. Harvard University Press Reference Library. Herve Le Guyader is a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. Country of Publication. Translated by. Karen Mccoy. Mathematics & Sciences.

The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification" by Guillaume Lecointre and Herve Le Guyader. July 2007 · Canadian Field Naturalist.

Guillaume Lecointre and Herve Le Guyader . The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification.

Guillaume Lecointre and Herve Le Guyader, illustrated by Dominique Visset, translated by Karen McCoy. Published by The Belknap Press. Guillaume Lecointre and Herve Le Guyader, illustrated by Dominique Visset, translated by Karen McCoy. Each branch of the tree is a group that includes the hypothetical ancestor and all its descendants.

Did you know that you are more closely related to a mushroom than to a daisy? That crocodiles are closer to birds than to lizards? That dinosaurs are still among us? That the terms "fish," "reptiles," and "invertebrates" do not indicate scientific groupings? All this is the result of major changes in classification, whose methods have been totally revisited over the last thirty years.

Modern classification, based on phylogeny, no longer places humans at the center of nature. Groups of organisms are no longer defined by their general appearance, but by their different individual characteristics. Phylogeny, therefore, by showing common ancestry, outlines a tree of evolutionary relationships from which one can retrace the history of life.

This book diagrams the tree of life according to the most recent methods of classification. By showing how life forms arose and developed and how they are related, The Tree of Life presents a key to the living world in all its dazzling variety.,


Comments: (6)

Beazekelv
A rather useless book. Merely a brief listing of some structural features of different taxonomic groups, but very brief and with almost no sense of connection to other groups. You get no sense of a connected Tree of Life whatsoever. More like a basic cookbook of taxa, and some ingredients of each group. It's difficult to see what would be the purpose of such a book
Malogamand
This is the one every biology teacher should read thoroughly. Biodiversity taching in highschool is clearly outdated, and this book may be used as a solid reference to structure highschol courses and books. "Magnifique".
Yayrel
Excellent choice for history of life enthusiasts. Pitched at High School Teachers and instructors for 100-200 level college courses. Unlike many tree diagrams, this book contains page after page of well drawn illustrations of the innovations that occurred as each taxon evolved. Weak on fish and flowering plants. A more difficult book might be Valentine "on the origin of phyla" for animals. Conversely, a good survey is Cowan, "History Of Life".
Moogura
"The Tree of Life" is a thorough modern phylogenetic classification of life on this planet. This book is great for anyone interested in how different organisms are really related, from single-celled organisms up to humans and our close relatives. Anyone who has ever thought it strange that we should group turtles, crocodilians and dinosaurs together as "reptiles", but exclude birds (and mammals), will likely be interested in this book. The book is comprehensive, detailed, and well illustrated, and remarkably well-priced.

This book covers the whole range of life on Earth, though primates and other mammalian groups are given far more thorough treatment than bacteria and archaeans. Each section provides a description of the distinguishing features of the relevant group, with examples of some of the members, information on the fossil record, and plenty of illustrations.

The main drawback with such a work is, of course, that the field is changing rapidly and it is close to impossible to ever be fully up-to-date. Another minor, but slightly annoying, problem is that a number of errors have crept into the English translation, so, for example, "Pliocene" appears as "Pilocene" in many places in the book.*

Nonetheless, the scope of "The Tree of Life", the detailed description and the abundant illustrations make this an invaluable reference work for those interested in biological classification.

*Note: I assume that these errors are absent from the original French text.
Umor
WOW! This is an excellent and superbly organized presentation of the phylogenetic relationships of 'all' organisms. Cross-referencing is simple with common name and Latin name indices. Shading, drawings and color are used effectively to highlight relationships. An inserted summary is so useful that it is worth the price alone. No biologist (cellular, organismic or whatever) should be without this book --- and it is amazingly inexpensive.
Usaxma
This book is truly a work of art in layout, design and presentation of line drawings and scientific content. It is one of the best scientific presentations I have seen and anyone remotely interested in this subject needs to check this excellent reference.
The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification (Harvard University Press Reference Library) download epub
Science & Mathematics
Author: Hervé Le Guyader,Dominique Visset,Karen McCoy,Guillaume Lecointre
ISBN: 0674021835
Category: Other
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Belknap Press; Fir edition (January 15, 2007)
Pages: 560 pages