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Willis, K. J.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 5 languages and 1,540 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QK980, 581.38
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by K. J Willis
The evolution of plants by K. J Willis( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 distribution 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."--Éditeur
Key topics in conservation biology 2 by David W Macdonald( Book )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the much acclaimed success of the first volume of Key Topics in Conservation Biology, this entirely new second volume addresses an innovative array of key topics in contemporary conservation biology. Written by an internationally renowned team of authors, Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 adds to the still topical foundations laid in the first volume (published in 2007) by exploring a further 25 cutting-edge issues in modern biodiversity conservation, including controversial subjects such as setting conservation priorities, balancing the focus on species and ecos
Plants : from roots to riches by K. J Willis( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tie-in to the landmark 25-part BBC Radio 4 series with Kew Gardens. Our peculiarly British obsession with gardens goes back a long way and Plants: From Roots to Riches is going to take us back to where it all began. Across 25 vivid episodes, Kathy Willis, Kew's charismatic Head of Science, will show us how the last 250 years transformed our relationship with plants. Behind the scenes at the Botanical Gardens all kinds of surprising things have been going on. As the British Empire painted the atlas red, explorers, adventurers and scientists brought the most interesting specimens and information back to London. From the discovery of Botany Bay to the horrors of the potato famine, from orchid hunters to quinine smugglers, from Darwin's experiments to the unexpected knowledge unlocked by the 1987 hurricane, understanding how plants work has changed our history and could safeguard our future. In the style of A History of the World in 100 Objects, each chapter tells a separate story, but, gathered together, a great picture unfolds, of our most remarkable science, botany. Plants: From Roots to Riches is going to be a beautifully designed hardback, packed with 200 images in both colour and black and white from Kew's amazing archives, some never reproduced before. Kathy Willis and Carolyn Fry, the acclaimed popular-science writer, have also added all kinds of fascinating extra history, heroes and villains, memorable stories and interviews. Their book takes us on an exciting rollercoaster ride through our past and future and shows us how much plants really do matter
Botanicum by K. J Willis( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work
Biodiversity hotspots through time : using the past to manage the future : papers of a theme issue( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity in the green economy by Alexandros Gasparatos( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past decade, the growing realization that biodiversity and human wellbeing are inextricably linked has led to the adoption of numerous environmental policies. The concept of the Green Economy has gained particular attention as an economic system where growth is possible within environmental limits. The preservation of ecosystem services and the halt of biodiversity loss are identified as key pillars of the Green Economy. Despite the concept's momentum there is still no clear understanding of how biodiversity fits within a Green Economy. In the current debate, biodiversity is rarely ackn
 
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The evolution of plants
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Kathy Willis British ecologist

Willis, Katherine J.

Willis, Kathy J.

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