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Title Morphometrics for nonmorphometricians / Ashraf M.T. Elewa, editor
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 367 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 124
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 124
Contents pt. 1. Introduction and historical review of the subject (chaps. 1 and 2) -- pt. 2. Methodological approach (quantification and visualization of shape, and traditional and geometric morphometrics) (chaps. 3 to 6) -- pt. 3. Applications (chaps. 7 to 15) -- pt. 4. Scope to the future of morphometrics (chaps. 16 to 18)
Summary Morphometrics is concerned with the study of variations and change in the form (size and shape) of organisms or objects adding a quantitative element to descriptions and thereby facilitating the comparison of different objects and organisms. This volume provides an introduction to morphometrics in a clear and simple way without recourse to complex mathematics and statistics. This introduction is followed by a series of case studies describing the variety of applications of morphometrics from paleontology and evolutionary ecology to archaeological artifacts analysis. This is followed by a presentation of future applications of morphometrics and state of the art software for analyzing and comparing shape
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Morphology -- Mathematics.
Morphology -- Statistical methods.
Morphology -- Mathematics -- Case studies.
Morphology -- Statistical methods -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Elewa, Ashraf M. T.
LC no. 2010920977
ISBN 1280011599