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1 de febrero de 2008

Libro: Princípios de Morfometria Geométrica

Hola, creo que algunos de ustedes no deben conocerlo. El libro trata de historico, conceptos, teoría matemática, análisis estadísticas, thin plate splines y un artículo como ejemplo de morfometría geométrica. La lectura es muy clara y de fácil comprensión.

3 comentarios:

  1. Muchas gracias por compartir esta información. Me gustaría comprar uno o varios libros. Como podría enviar el pago? La editora no parece aceptar compras internacionales. Al menos no acepto mi dirección de envío en México.

  2. Hola Efraim,
    tentaré entrar en contacto con la editora y después hablo con usted.
    Un abrazo!

  3. Hay un Book review muy bueno sobre el libro en
    Aqui lo transcribo:
    Principios de Morfometria Geometrica

    Leandro Rabello Monteiro and Sergio Furtado dos Reis

    Holos Editora, Ribeirao Preto (Brazil). 1999

    This little volume aims at introducing the concepts and methods of geometric morphometrics, as currently conceived, to beginners. Although written in Portuguese, it can easily be assimilated by all iberophones (by which I mean speakers of Castellano, Catalan and Portuguese). This is an ambitious project and one which has been admirably realized by the authors. Once I had started on reading the text I could literally not put it down. It moves in a logical rhythm of its own, sweeping the reader gently from one major feature to the other. The fortunate iberophone has now at his disposal a well written, clearly expressed text that introduces all the salient features of geometric morphometrics, cast in a rationally disposed manner. The various topics of the subject are adequately referenced and although the level of technical sophistication is kept well under control, the presentation is always rigorous.

    The authors have been largely successful in finding Portuguese expressions for the terminology of morphometrics. Thus, the rather awkward noun "landmark" is rendered as "marcos anatomicos" (NB owing to the constraint imposed by ANSII text, it has not been possible to furnish signs denoting accents and the like). This expression is in my opinion not all that great a solution. The French "points de repere" could perhaps be a better starting point. The translation of "thin-plate spline" seems to have been too much of an obstacle - it is not translated at all. Why not use "flexao das placas delgadas", a direct translation of the original French term. There is nothing magical about the word "spline". It derives from the early jargon of British railway engineers, in its turn from eastern English dialect via Dutch. A further terminological problem concerns the translation of "shape" into Portuguese. There will always be a difficulty in translating words associated with a multiplicity of vernacular perceptions and "shape" is just such a word.

    Although the concepts of fixed mode and random mode factor analysis are not clearly realized in the multivariate discussions, the authors mostly display an excellent grip of the inter- relationships possible between morphometric output and standard methods of multivariate statistical analysis. Topics such as Kendallian shape-space, the significance of simplex transformations and geodesic distance, Procrustean space, etc. are clearly exposed. The text encompasses material on the study of outlines, Fourier applications, eigenshapes, etc., all succinctly developed. The second last chapter gives a remarkable complete coverage of spline-based geometric morphometrics - the warp- concepts we associate with the name of Fred Bookstein. The final chapter is constituted by a worked example. "Principios" is a highly laudable product. When are we going to produce a comparable morphometric "bossa nova" for anglophones?

    Richard A. Reyment


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