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Published: 19 February 2014

425 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199292233

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The Evolution of Plants

Second Edition

Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain

  • The most accessible and contemporary book on plant evolution available
  • Brings together information from the plant fossil record with genotypic data from biomolecular studies to explore biological evolution in a coherent, unified way
  • Considers plant evolution in the context of long-term environmental change, especially that brought about by climate change
  • Covers the whole geological timescale, but focuses on periods when major evolutionary changes occurred
  • Special biome maps illustrate the flora covering the Earth at different ages in the past, showing the trends in global plant distribution through time

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