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A natural history of the New World : the ecology and evolution of plants in the Americas

Author: Alan Graham
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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A Natural History of the New World traces the evolution of plant ecosystems, beginning in the Late Cretaceous period and ending in the present, charting their responses to changes in geology and climate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Graham
ISBN: 9780226306797 0226306798 9780226306803 0226306801
OCLC Number: 500242946
Description: xvi, 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Location, location, location --
Floods, temperature, evolution, and it's about time --
How do they do that? --
Early on: the first modern ecosystems, middle Cretaceous through the early Eocene --
Transition: middle Eocene through the early Miocene --
Modernizing: middle Miocene through the Pliocene --
Latest touch: the great ice ages --
The bigger picture: implications of past environmental changes in the New World --
Pole to pole: a walk over the landscape, a walk through time.
Responsibility: Alan Graham.

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