Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants
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Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land Plants by B.A. Thomas

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Paleontology,
  • Evolution,
  • Palaeobotany,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9627886M
ISBN 100412561808
ISBN 109780412561801

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The Evolution of Plants. Second Edition. Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain. The most accessible and contemporary book on plant evolution available; Brings together information from the plant fossil record with genotypic data from biomolecular studies to explore biological evolution in a coherent, unified way. The Evolution and Palaeobiology of Land imeldaclyde.com Barry A. Thomas and Robert A. Spicer. Dioscorides Press, Inc., S.W. Wilshire, Portland, OR Cited by: 5. Originally published in , this second edition of a successful textbook describes and explains in a refreshingly clear way the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record and summarises paleobotanical information relevant to our understanding of the relationships between the major plant groups, extant and extinct. As in the first edition, the text is profusely 4/5(2). Start studying Evolution of Land Plants. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

This follow-up title to "Palaeobiology: A Synthesis" reflects the exciting developments in the field, including accounts of spectacular newly discovered fossils, and embraces data from other disciplines such as astrobiology, geochemistry and genetics. About this book. Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals. The origin of the sporophyte in land plants represents a fundamental phase in plant evolution. Today this subject is controversial, and scarcely considered in textbooks and journals of botany, in spite of its importance. There are two conflicting theories. Feb 19,  · evolution available. With stunning biome maps illustrating the global distribution of plants during the different periods of life on Earth, the book explains how the diversity of vegetation has changed in response to climate, reinforcing the close link between climate change and /5(7).