304 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs
Presents a synthesis of the current state of knowledge of the origins of plants on land, integrating current information in paleobotany with physical, chemical, and geological data. Stretching from the Ordovician to the Upper Devonian, the book covers the period of major global change as a result of diversification of plants and their impact on the environment.
This book focuses on our present day understanding of the fossil record of land plants and other organisms. Presents a detailed overview of the diversificaion of the plant kingdom... Very interesting book for students and researchers. Southeastern Naturalist This is an excellent volume that should be purchased not only by all geological libraries but also by anyone with an interest in the evolution of the biosphere-atmosphere system. -- Andrew C. Scott Geological Magazine This book contributes to our knowledge of the exciting story of the origin of plants on land, from an evolutionary and environmental perspective... recommended for advanced researchers in paleobotany and paleoecology of the age of plants invading land. -- Stanislav Mihulka Folia Geobotanica
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