Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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Science  04 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5710, pp. 677-678
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106586

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Assembling the Tree of Life. Joel Cracraft and Michael J. Donoghue, Eds.. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 592 pp. $59.95, £36.50. ISBN 0-19-517234-5.

The contributors summarize our current understanding of phylogenetic relationships among and within the major evolutionary branches of life on Earth and argue for the importance of such understanding.