Biological Metaphor and Cladistic Classification

Biological Metaphor and Cladistic Classification
An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Edited by Henry M. Hoenigswald and Linda F. Wiener

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 50 illus.
Cloth 1987 | ISBN 9780812280142 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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"Should help focus attention on the possibilities for cross-fertilization among [disciplines]."—Scientist
The dynamic aspect of biological systems—the birth, growth, and death of individual organisms, the evolution of one form into another over time—has formed the basis for metaphors used in many fields for both artistic and heuristic purposes. Cladistic classification uses a tree whose branch points are based on the possession of derived or relatively recent characteristics, rather than primitive ones.

Henry M. Hoenigswald was Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Linda F. Weiner is on the faculty of St. Johns College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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