Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 April 2007

304 Pages | 25 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780192806024

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The Emerald Planet

How Plants Changed Earth's History

David Beerling

  • A wonderful, interdisciplinary account of the role of plants in Earth history, encompassing evolution, climate change, botany, paleontology, and history of science.
  • Reveals the extraordinary amount that plants can tell us about the history of the planet--something often overlooked among the preoccupations with dinosaur bones
  • Provides a fascinating perspective on the controversial and crucial subject of global warming, shedding light on climate change today by looking at climate in the distant past
  • Incorporates cutting-edge research
  • Explains current science in an accessible and entertaining way

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