The Evolution of Plants

ISBN-13: 9780199292233
ISBN-10: 019929223X
Edition: 2
Author: Kathy Willis, Jennifer McElwain
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 425 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199292233
ISBN-10: 019929223X
Edition: 2
Author: Kathy Willis, Jennifer McElwain
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 425 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Kathy Willis , Jennifer McElwain wrote The Evolution of Plants comprising 425 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 019929223X and 9780199292233. Since then The Evolution of Plants textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 28.57 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

Plants first colonized the land over 430 million years ago, having evolved from some of the most primitive forms of life. Since then, plants have played a major role in supplying the atmospheric oxygen we all need to survive. But how did plants evolve, how has their distribuion and diversity been affected by changes in climate over millions of years - and how can these processes be studied?

The Evolution of Plants blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day. Focusing on the key events during the evolution of plants - from the colonization of land to the first forests, the emergence of seed plants to the evolution of flowering plants - its straightforward explanations and clear illustrations provide the reader with the most accessible introduction to plant evolution available.

With stunning biome maps illustrating the global distribution of plants during the different periods of life on Earth, the book explains how the diversity of vegetation has changed in response to climate, reinforcing the close link between climate change and the process of biological evolution.

It is a contemporary account of a dynamic field, which is perfect for any student looking for a broad, balanced introduction to the subject.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany The Evolution of Plants features
- figures from the book in electronic format, for use by registered adopters;
- Journal Clubs, which encourage students to critically evaluate and engage with published research related to topics explored in the book

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