• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas (Paperback)
  • A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas (Paperback)
zoom

A Natural History of the New World: The Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas (Paperback)

(author)
£39.00
Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 30/11/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad: stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, the New World features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the planet. But until now it has lacked a complete natural history. Alan Graham remedies that with "A Natural History of the New World". With plants as his scientific muse, Graham traces the evolution of ecosystems, beginning in the Late Cretaceous period (about 100 million years ago) and ending in the present, charting their responses to changes in geology and climate. By highlighting plant communities' roles in the environmental history of the Americas, Graham offers an overdue balance to natural histories that focus exclusively on animals. Plants are important in evolution's splendid drama. Not only are they conspicuous and conveniently stationary components of the Earth's ecosystems, but their extensive fossil record allows for a thorough reconstruction of the planet's paleoenvironments. What's more, plants provide oxygen, function as food and fuel, and provide habitat and shelter; in short, theirs is a history that can speak to many other areas of evolution. "A Natural History of the New World" is an ambitious and unprecedented synthesis written by one of the world's leading scholars of botany and geology.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226306803
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Oaxaca Journal
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Joseph Banks
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Comfortably Unaware
Added to basket
Teaming with Nutrients
Added to basket
RHS Latin for Gardeners
Added to basket
What a Plant Knows
Added to basket
von Martius. The Book of Palms
Added to basket
The Big, Bad Book of Botany
Added to basket
A Gardener's Latin
Added to basket
The Botany of Desire
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Added to basket
Plants: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Discovering Wild Plant Names
Added to basket
The Vegetative Key to the British Flora
Added to basket
Flora Britannica
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.