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Published: 23 April 2017

392 Pages | 13 line diagrams, and 8pp B&W plate section

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198798323

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The Emerald Planet

How plants changed Earth's history

David Beerling

Oxford Landmark Science

  • 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.
  • Looks at many fascinating puzzles: Why did plants evolve leaves? When and how did forests once grow on Antarctica? How did prehistoric insects manage to grow so large?
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think.

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