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Species and Systematics

This Series includes scholarly books that investigate fundamental and practical aspects of systematics and taxonomy with a close examination of descriptive taxonomy, its fusion with cyber-infrastructure, its future with biodiversity studies, and its importance as an empirical science.

The Species and Systematics Series includes scholarly books that investigate fundamental and practical aspects of systematics and taxonomy. Comprehensive and authoritative volumes are aimed at students and researchers in systematic biology and in the history and philosophy of biology. The book series examines the role of descriptive taxonomy, its fusion with cyber-infrastructure, its future within biodiversity studies, and its importance as an empirical science. The philosophical consequences of classification, as well as its history, will be among the themes explored. Others include systematic methods, empirical studies of taxonomic groups, and the history of homology and its significance in molecular systematics.

Editor in Chief

Malte C. Ebach (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Editorial Board

Sandra Carlson (University of California, Davis, USA)
Marcelo R. de Carvalho (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Darren Curnoe (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Christina Flann (Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, The Netherlands)
Anthony C. Gill (University of Sydney, Australia)
Lynne R. Parenti (Smithsonian Institution, USA)
Olivier Rieppel (The Field Museum, Chicago, USA)
John S. Wilkins (University of Sydney, Australia)
Kipling Will (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
David M. Williams (The Natural History Museum, London, UK)
René Zaragüeta i Bagils (University of Paris 6, France)

University of California Press Editor

Charles R. Crumly

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Species by John S. Wilkins

Species: A History of the Idea

  • by John S. Wilkins (Author)
  • November 2011
  • Paperback $34.95, £27.00|
    Hardcover $85.00,  £66.00|
    eBook $34.95,  £27.00