"Presenting a historical analysis of the evolution of systematics during the last one hundred years, Milestones in Systematics reviews many of the major issues in systematic theory and practice that have driven the working methods of systematics during the 20th century and looks at the issues most likely to preoccupy systematists in the immediate future.
The book highlights:
Introduction. Setting Up Milestones: Sneath on Adanson and Mayr on Darwin. Launching the Society of Systematic Zoology in 1947. Explanations in Systematics. What Happens if the Language of Science Happens to Break Down in Systematics? - A Popperian Perspective. Hennig's Phylogenetic Systematics Bought Up-to-date. The Arrested Development of Cladistics. Systematics and Paleontology. Parsimony and Computers. Homology and Homologues, Cladistics and Phenetics: 100 Years of Progress. From Dispersal to Geographic Congruence: Comments on Cladistic Biogeography in the 20th Century. The Fall and Rise of Evolutionary Developmental Biology.