Posted on behalf of Dr. Bookstein...
I'm delighted to announce the publication of my latest
book, A Course in Morphometrics for Biologists (Cambridge
University Press, 2018). There are very nice comments
on the back cover from several of our colleagues, including
Morphmet's own Dennis Slice. Here's the blurb, from
the first inside page:
"This book builds a much-needed bridge between biostatistics
and organismal biology by linking the arithmetic of statistical
studies of organismal form to the biological inferences
that may follow from it. It incorporates a cascade of
new explanations of regression, correlation, covariance
analysis, and principal components analysis, before
applying these techniques to an increasingly common
data resource: the description of organismal forms
by sets of landmark point configurations. For each data set,
multiple analyses are interpreted and compared for
insight into the relation between the arithmetic of
the measurements and the rhetoric of the subsequent
biological explanations. The text includes examples
that range broadly over growth, evolution, and disease.
For graduate students and researchers alike, this book
offers a unique consideration of the scientific context
surrounding the analysis of form in today's biosciences."
For those of you who have been intrigued by any of my recent
papers -- on integration and the BE-PwV plot, on the serious
problems with Procrustes analysis, on the many pathologies of
principal components in GMM, or on the possible resolution of
these problems via a new version of factor analysis --
all of these topics are touched on here, and many, many others as well.
MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org
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