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Published: 01 June 2019

272 Pages | 45 black and white images, 8 pp colour plates

ISBN: 9780198798309

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Making Eden

How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet

David Beerling

  • Reveals how plants first gained a toehold on land, and then spread and diversified into the forests, grasslands, and abundance of flowering plants we see today
  • Draws on the latest exciting scientific findings, including Beerling's own field work, to piece together how the first land plants survived and spread, with the crucial help of fungi
  • Discusses the central role plants play in both ecosystems and the regulation of climate
  • Considers the future prospects and challenges facing our land flora as we destroy biodiversity and farm the planet to feed the world

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