The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in a Fossil State in this Country - Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science (Paperback)
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The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in a Fossil State in this Country - Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science (Paperback)

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Employed early on in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) went on to conduct important research on the orchid family and also recommended that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution. This pioneering three-volume work of palaeobotany, first published between 1831 and 1837, catalogues almost 300 species of fossil plants from the Pleistocene to the Carboniferous period. The geologist and palaeontologist William Hutton (1797-1860), with whom Lindley collaborated, was responsible for collecting the fossil specimens from which the 230 plates were drawn. The first serious attempt at organising and interpreting the evidence of Britain's primeval plant life, this resource is notable also for its prefatory discussion of topics such as coal seams and prehistoric climate. Volume 3 includes a note on the action of water on plants. This is followed by the descriptions of plates 157-230.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108068567
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm

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