The evolution of plants.

The evolution of plants. K. J. Willis, J C. McElwain.
The evolution of plants.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs, text illustrations, maps.

This is a broad but provocative examination of the evolution of plants from the earliest forms of life to the development of our present flora. Taking a fresh, modern approach to a subject often treated very stuffily, the book incorporates many recent studies on the morphological evolution of plants, enlivens the subject with current research on ancient DNA and other biomolecular markers, and places plant evolution in the context of climate change and mass extinction. Also includes special Biome Maps, showing the flora on the Earth's surface at different geological ages.

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