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Fossil Plants (Living Past) [Paperback]

Paul Davis , Paul Kenrick
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Nov 2004 Living Past
This publication focuses on plant fossils and is illustrated throughout with photographs of contemporary and ancient plant specimens. The text traces the origins of today's plants, comparing ancient forms with their modern counterparts. Plant fossils are used in palaeontology to help reconstruct bygone eras, looking back through layers of organic remains to determine past climates and the very landscape of ancient Earth.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum; First Edition. edition (Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 056509176X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0565091767
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,193,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read some time ago - but remember it was good. 18 May 2014
I have only written a review of this book simply because there are no other reviews of this book. If and when somebody else publishes a decent review, of this book, then, (unless I find the time to re-read this book and re-edit this review before that happens) I will delete this review. I am sorry that this will not be a great review - due to the number of years ago that I read this book. I remember that it was well written taking the story of the first plants colonising the empty land-masses to within a few million years turning into ancient forests. Every chapter - for me - held amazing new revelations. Indeed I never realised how fascinating Fossil Plants of the ancient Earth were until I read this book. I recall that it explained in lay-man's language the fascinating details of the fossils - otherwise I would not have understood it. My impression after reading this book was that plants would never be seen in the same light. It was one of those rare books that when reading it one was hungry for more. It certainly is up there as one of the best books that I have ever read. Just to quickly add I read a Library copy of this book. I had read other books on the ancient plants and their fossils, however, this is the best one that I have read.
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