n African Zoology - Cladistics : A Practical Primer on CD-ROM by P. Skelton & A. Smith, accompanying booklet by N. Monks : book review

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Extracted from text ... Cladistics: A Practical Primer on CD-ROMby P. Skelton & A. Smith, accompanying booklet by N. Monks. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 2002. Pp. 80. Price R500 (hardback + CD). ISBN 0 521 52341 9. Students rarely find phylogenetic reconstruction using cladistic analysis easy to learn, and in my experience the repetition of dry explanations, either in the classroom or in textbooks, provides no quick means of coming to grips with these topics. As with many endeavours, there is nothing like practical experience to illuminate the surprisingly simple basic concepts of these apparently arcane subjects. For this reason, this interactive CD ..

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