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This review is from: The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Paperback)
This is a superb and very up to date look at the history of plants and the role plants have played in the history of life. The writing style is engaging and easy to read, although the potted histories of scientific ideas at the start of most chapters were perhaps a little too long and sometimes not entirely to the point. This is a minor criticism, though; as the rest of the content is a unique description of some of the major changes in life on Earth since the start of the Palaeozoic.