An illustrated history of plants presented through the stories of 50 key fossil discoveries This is the lively, fully illustrated story of plant life on Earth as revealed through some of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made. Beginning with the origins of plant life in the sea, where photosynthesis first evolved in bacteria, the book traces the evolution of land plants, ferns, conifers and their relatives, and flowering plants. Each fossil is depicted with stunning full-color photography alongside narrative from paleobotanist Paul Kenrick explaining its significance and revealing the story behind its discovery. Interspersed throughout the book are contextual "snapshots" of landscapes and environments at various periods of geological time, focusing on plants and plant-animal interactions. A History of Plants in Fifty Fossils is perfect for anyone interested in plants, fossils, and the stories they tell us about life on Earth.
An illustrated history of plants presented through the stories of 50 key fossil discoveries This is the lively, fully illustrated story of plant life on Earth as revealed through some of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made.
Author: Paul Kenrick
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
"This is the story of plant life on Earth, uniquely retold through a remarkable record of spectacular fossils.
Author: Paul Kenrick
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The standard volumes on palaeobotany which synthesised earlier work and included new research, first published between 1898 and 1919.
(45) A history of fossil insects in the ... Buckman, J. (45) See Murchison, R. I. (50) On some fossil plants from the Lower Lias. Quart. Journ. Oeol.
Author: A. C. Seward
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
No. tion of animals , fossil history of animals , embryology of animals , and geographical distribution of animals and plants . 49. Embryology . 50.
1860 , On Cyclostigma , a new genus of fossil plants from the Old Red Sandstone of ... New Zealand Court , Internat . Exhibit , Sydney , 1879 , p . 47-50 .
Author: Dolan H. Eargle (Jr.)
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Category: Federal aid to energy development
This book is a unique and integrated account of the history of North American vegetation and paleoenvironments over the past 70 million years. It includes discussions of the modern plant communities, causal factors for environmental change, biotic response, and methodologies. The history reveals a North American vegetation that is vast, immensely complex, and dynamic.
Araliophyllum, fossil, 202 Arbutus, 14, 15, 22, 319, 320 fossil, 123, 220, 228, 229, ... 322 fossil, 202 association, plant definition, 7 temporal nature.
Author: Alan Graham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Based in extensive research in geology, atmospheric science, and paleontology, this book offers a detailed history of CO2 in the atmosphere, and an understanding of factors that have influenced changes in the past. The text illuminates the role of atmospheric CO2 in the modern carbon cycle and in the evolution of plants and animals, and addresses the future role of atmospheric CO2 and its likely effects on ecosystems.
1987. Adaptation, plant evolution and the fossil record. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 50:127–49. Kuypers, M.M.M., R.D. Pancost, and J.S.S. Damste.
Author: James R. Ehleringer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as that environment has shaped them. In The Emerald Planet, David Beerling puts plants centre stage, revealing the crucial role they have played in driving global changes in the environment, in recording hidden facets of Earth's history, and in helping us to predict its future. His account draws together evidence from fossil plants, from experiments with their living counterparts, and from computer models of the 'Earth System', to illuminate the history of our planet and its biodiversity. This new approach reveals how plummeting carbon dioxide levels removed a barrier to the evolution of the leaf; how plants played a starring role in pushing oxygen levels upwards, allowing spectacular giant insects to thrive in the Carboniferous; and it strengthens fascinating and contentious fossil evidence for an ancient hole in the ozone layer. Along the way, Beerling introduces a lively cast of pioneering scientists from Victorian times onwards whose discoveries provided the crucial background to these and the other puzzles. This new understanding of our planet's past sheds a sobering light on our own climate-changing activities, and offers clues to what our climatic and ecological futures might look like. There could be no more important time to take a close look at plants, and to understand the history of the world through the stories they tell.
How plants changed Earth's history David Beerling. oxygen: (cont) and photosynthesis 43, 49 and plant fossils 204-5 and reactive oxygen species 54—5 and ...
Author: David Beerling
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Guide to the collection of the Department of Geology issued for use of visitors and the general public.
Cycadophytes still form a large element in the flora , and , in addition to ... GUIDE FOSSIL PLANTS PLATE V Stem of Cycadeoidea gigantea 50 FOSSIL PLANTS ...
Author: British Museum (Natural History). Department of Geology
Department of Geology, British Museum (Natural History). ... Flora d . Steink . - Form . ... ( S. erosum L. and H. ) , and treat 50 FOSSIL PLANTS .
Author: British Museum (Natural History). Department of Geology
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Author: Andrew Pritchard
Category: Electronic books
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life and the metazoans. All key related subjects are introduced, such as systematics, ecology, evolution and development, stratigraphy and their roles in understanding where life came from and how it evolved and diversified. Unique features of the book are the numerous case studies from current research that lead students to the primary literature, analytical and mathematical explanations and tools, together with associated problem sets and practical schedules for instructors and students. New to this edition The text and figures have been updated throughout to reflect current opinion on all aspects New case studies illustrate the chapters, drawn from a broad distribution internationally Chapters on Macroevolution, Form and Function, Mass extinctions, Origin of Life, and Origin of Metazoans have been entirely rewritten to reflect substantial advances in these topics There is a new focus on careers in paleobiology
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life.
Author: Michael J. Benton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This “amazing and wonderful book” explores the evolutionary history of photosynthesis in a grand story of how the world became the verdant place we know (Choice). On this blue planet, long before dinosaurs reigned, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in existence for some 85% of Earth’s long history—that is, for roughly 3.5 billion years. In How the Earth Turned Green, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, which many would call plants, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today. Using an evolutionary framework, How the Earth Turned Green addresses questions such as: Should all green organisms be considered plants? Why do these organisms look the way they do? How are they related to one another and to other chlorophyll-free organisms? How do they reproduce? How have they changed and diversified over time? And how has the presence of green organisms changed the Earth’s ecosystems? With engaging prose and astonishing breadth, as well as informative diagrams and illustrations, How the Earth Turned Green demonstrates “how the Earth blossomed into such an incredible world that most of us simply take for granted” (San Francisco Book Review).
A Brief 3.8-Billion-Year History of Plants Joseph E. Armstrong. 263,281, 409, 411–13, 412f, 419–21, 425, 429–30 ferns, fossil: Cladoxylon, 419, 422f; ...
Author: Joseph E. Armstrong
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
45-50 . 1992. Taphonomic constraints foliar HAMILTON , G. J. & CHRISTIE ... of sporopollenins from different ( Natural History ) , London . plant taxa .
Author: Tim P. Jones
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Fossils provide us with a tantalizing glimpse of Britain's prehistoric past and hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life's history and evolution. Since the appearance of primitive organisms in Britain more than a billion years ago, oceans, deserts, swamps and vast mountains have come and gone in our corner of western Europe; forests of long-extinct trees, flowers and grasses have covered the land, and dinosaurs and other strange creatures have roamed across it. How do we know? The evidence is all around us - in the rocks and fossils that lie beneath the landscape. In this highly informative and practical book, which accompanies the BBC series, presenter Hermione Cockburn and renowned palaeontologist Douglas Palmer take an in-depth look at the most exciting fossil stories from around the country. When and why were dinosaur fossils first discovered in Britain? How was the biggest fish ever to have swum in the sea unearthed near Peterborough? What do modern medical techniques have to offer fossil hunters? Packed with colour photographs and illustrations, Fossils Detectives is full of surprising facts and features. And for those who want to try their hand at some fossil detecting of their own, the book includes an extensive regional gazetteer of fossil-hunting sites and places to visit, and guidance on identifying your fossil finds. Get ready for some time travel around Britain, with the Fossil Detectives!
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Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Random House
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India, 51(1): 50-64. ... Fossil plants from the Late Tertiary of Oklahoma. Proc. U.S. mat. ... Palaeobotany and Evolutionary History. Bot.
Author: Sahni Birbal
Publisher: Alexander Doweld
The environmental moveBY BERTRAM WOLFE Although some 110 nuclear plants and some ment has the mitigation of global warming as 50 fossil plants previously ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
Category: Energy policy