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Jurassic and Cretaceous Floras and Climates of the Earth

By: VA Vakhrameev, JV Litvinov, MA Akhmatiev and NFH Hughes

250 pages, 45 b/w photos, 20 line diags, 3 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #186913 | ISBN-13: 9780521158695
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Hardback | Aug 1991 | #13254 | ISBN: 0521402913
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Originally published by Cambridge UP in 1991, this book is a translation of a unique Russian study of fossil plant distributions in the Jurassic and Cretaceous world. The core of the work is the description and assessment of floras of the USSR, China and Japan. Information on the floras of this extensive and productive area had hitherto been available only in scattered and sometimes obscure Russian journals. Vakhrameev also summarises the more familiar Western work and divides the continents into regions and provinces illustrating the palaeolatitudinal climatic arrangement of floras. The work deals first with megafossil plants and with land plant palynomorphs. The time covered from 200 to 65 million years ago ranges both before and immediately after the main angiosperm radiation from about 130 to 100 million years ago. Vakhrameev's work represents a vast source of data, which will be of interest to any student of Mesozoic seed plants.


Preface to Russian edition; Preface to English edition; English editor's preface; Location map; 1. Introduction; 2. Jurassic floras; 3. Early Cretaceous floras; 4. Late Cretaceous floras; 5. Phytogeography, palaeoclimates and position of continents in the Mesozoic; Postscript; References; Systematic index; Geographic index.

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