363 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs
Drawing on case histories from around the world, Arthur Kruckeberg demonstrates the role of land forms and rock types in producing the unique geographical distributions of plants and in stimulating evolutionary diversification.
[Kruckeberg] draws on many years of botanical experience to make an eloquent plea for understanding the influences of landforms, lithology, and geologic history on the living world. -- Quarterly Review of Biology "No other recent book covers these interconnected series of subjects with as broad a scope." - Choice "[A] fine book and a very approachable overview of the intersections between geology and the plant sciences." - Madrono "[A] provocative work with a detailed and fascinating perspective for the serious student of nature, including any enthusiast of plants and their rocks...In this work you will thoroughly explore a unique concept that will enhance your appreciation for the natural richness of the earth's landscape." -- Rock Garden Quarterly "Geology and Plant Life has a unique place in scientific literature. It brings together geology and botany in an understandable, integrated synthesis." -- Native Plant Society of Oregon Bulletin
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