Short description Written for a wide audience of biologists and philosophers, this text gives an excellent overview of the species problem without delving into the many feuds between the different schools of taxonomy. A perfect companion for field taxonomists and students dealing with the problem.
From the contents Foreword Preface Introduction Are species constructs of the human mind? Why is there a species problem? What are traits in taxonomy? Diversity within the species: polymorphisms and the polytypic species Biological species as a gene-flow community The cohesion of organisms through genealogical lineage (cladistics) Outlook Glossary