Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 February 2007

312 Pages | 13 figures, 16 halftone plates


ISBN: 9780192806024

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The Emerald Planet

How plants changed Earth's history

David Beerling

  • A wonderful, interdisciplinary approach examining the role of plants in Earth's history, encompassing evolution, climate change, botany, palaeontology, and history of science.
  • Reveals the extraordinary amount that plants can tell us about the history of the planet — something that has often been overlooked amongst the preoccuputations with dinosaur bones and animal fossils.
  • Provides a fascinating perspective on the controversial and crucial subject of global warming - for we can only fully understand climate change today by looking into the distant past, long before the rise of mankind.
  • Incorporates cutting-edge research.
  • Explains current science in an accessible and entertaining way.

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