Springer recently published a new and dramatically expanded version of Pardis’s book Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R. This book is a great way to teach yourself some of the amazing techniques available for phylogeneticists and comparative biologists via the R statistical computing environment. With 386 pages, the new edition is nearly twice as large as the previous version (211 pages). Countless new methods are covered, and many problems with the previous edition are remedied. In spite of the expansion and improvements, the sticker price is actually lower on the new edition ($65) than it was on the old edition ($75). You can pick up a copy for around $50 at places like Amazon.com. This book should be considered required reading for anyone doing modern phylogenetic and comparative analyses. If you need anoles to inspire an interest in learning R, I’ll be posting shortly on some R tutorials that use anoles as case studies.