Systematics

Author: Ward C. Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118301110
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Systematics: A Course of Lectures is designed for use in an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level course in systematics and is meant to present core systematic concepts and literature. The book covers topics such as the history of systematic thinking and fundamental concepts in the field including species concepts, homology, and hypothesis testing. Analytical methods are covered in detail with chapters devoted to sequence alignment, optimality criteria, and methods such as distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches. Trees and tree searching, consensus and super-tree methods, support measures, and other relevant topics are each covered in their own sections. The work is not a bleeding-edge statement or in-depth review of the entirety of systematics, but covers the basics as broadly as could be handled in a one semester course. Most chapters are designed to be a single 1.5 hour class, with those on parsimony, likelihood, posterior probability, and tree searching two classes (2 x 1.5 hours).

Lectures in Systematic Theology

Author: Henry Clarence Thiessen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802835291
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In this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology, Thiessen addresses a wide range of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Plant Biosystematics

Author: William F. Grant
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483273709
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Plant Biosystematics is a compendium of papers from a symposium titled "Plant Biosystematics: Forty Years Later" held in Montreal in July 1983. This collection reviews the current field of biosystematics, particularly the evolution of natural biota, and how plant biosystematics can contribute to the welfare of humans. One paper reviews biosystematics, compares new approaches, and discusses the latest trend in comparative, molecular evolution of genes. One author discusses the cytology and biosystematics concerning the discontinuities and genetic independence occurring in the evolutionary process. Another author discusses chromosome pairing in species and hybrids that includes models of chromosome pairing in diploids. The text also describes chromosome banding and biosystematics, as well as the problems of chromosome banding that should be addressed to in future research. With estimates of the number of species being threatened with extinction numbering around 20,000 one paper address the issue of conservation and biosystematics. The author suggests that more biological information should be published to avoid duplication of effort, and possibly drive scientists to have their views more widely felt. Agriculturists, botanists, conservationists, environmentalists, and researchers in the field of botany, conservation, and plant genealogy will find this book valuable.

Systematic Theology

Author: Robert Lewis Dabney
Publisher: Banner of Truth
ISBN:
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Rich in content and stimulating in style, Dabney's work continues to be tremendously helpful.

Evangelical Theology

Author: Michael F. Bird
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310494427
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Evangelical Theology is a systematic theology written from the perspective of a biblical scholar. Michael F. Bird contends that the center, unity, and boundary of the evangelical faith is the evangel (= gospel), as opposed to things like justification by faith or inerrancy. The evangel is the unifying thread in evangelical theology and the theological hermeneutic through which the various loci of theology need to be understood. Using the gospel as a theological leitmotif—an approach to Christian doctrine that begins with the gospel and sees each loci through the lens of the gospel—this text presents an authentically evangelical theology, as opposed to an ordinary systematic theology written by an evangelical theologian. According to the author, theology is the drama of gospelizing—performing and living out the gospel in the theatre of Christian life. The text features tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion. The end of every part includes a “What to Take Home” section that gives students a run-down on what they need to know. And since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, the author applies his unique sense of humor in occasional “Comic Belief” sections so that students may enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure.

The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110711764X
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This book documents Willi Hennig's founding of phylogenetic systematics and the relevancy of his work for the future of cladistics.

Systematic Lab Experiments in Organic Chemistry

Author: Arun Sethi
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122414912
Format: PDF, ePub
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Basically The Book Has Been Written As A Textbook With An Intention To Serve The Students At The Graduate And Postgraduate Level. The Subject Matter Is Based On The New Model Curriculum Recommended By The University Grants Commission For All Indian Universities. The Book Provides An Exhaustive List Of Organic Compounds, Methods Of Its Identification, Its Derivatives Every Information Incorporated In Consolidated Form. Exercises Included In The Book Not Only Describe Different Methods/Techniques Of Preparation But Also Explain The Theoretical Background Of These Reactions. It Also Describes Different Methods Of Isolation Of Some Important Class Of Compounds. This Book Promotes Self Reliance Since It Is In Itself Complete Requiring No Reference To Other Texts.

Classification Evolution and the Nature of Biology

Author: Alec L. Panchen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315784
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Historically, naturalists who proposed theories of evolution, including Darwin and Wallace, did so in order to explain the apparent relationship of natural classification. This book begins by exploring the intimate historical relationship between patterns of classification and patterns of phylogeny. However, it is a circular argument to use the data for classification. Alec Panchen presents other evidence for evolution in the form of a historically based but rigorously logical argument. This is followed by a history of methods of classification and phylogeny reconstruction including current mathematical and molecular techniques. The author makes the important claim that if the hierarchical pattern of classification is a real phenomenon, then biology is unique as a science in making taxonomic statements. This conclusion is reached by way of historical reviews of theories of evolutionary mechanism and the philosophy of science as applied to biology. The book is addressed to biologists, particularly taxonomists, concerned with the history and philosophy of their subject, and to philosophers of science concerned with biology. It is also an important source book on methods of classification and the logic of evolutionary theory for students, professional biologists, and paleontologists.

An Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Author: David Gough
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473968216
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Focused on actively using systematic review as method, this book provides clear, step-by-step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing. Stressing the importance of precision and accuracy, this new edition carefully balances a need for insightful theory with real-world pragmatism; it introduces a wide range of cutting-edge approaches to research synthesis including text mining, living reviews and new ideas in mixed methods reviews such as qualitative comparative analysis. The book also includes: A new chapter on statistical synthesis Coverage of computer-assisted methods and relevant software Expanded sections on data extraction and management A guide to working with many different types of data including longitudinal and panel. Packed with examples from across the social sciences, this book helps students and researchers alike in turning systematic reviews into recommendations for policy and practice.