Tree-Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology

by David Baum and Stacey Smith

Greenwood Village (CO): Roberts & Company, 2012. 496 pages.

“Until reviewing this text, I had yet to find a valuable text resource that explains tree thinking on a conceptual level appropriate for people new to the subject,” writes reviewer Kristy L. Halverson. “This text did not disappoint. … I was pleasantly surprised at how incredibly easy it was to read this text. … I was impressed with the variety in tree representations, the attractive appearance and size of the text, and the welcoming introductory chapter.” Her main complaint was that the pretest contained several lengthy and confusing questions, with some errors in its key.