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The vegetation of Antarctica through geological time

Author: David J Cantrill; Imogen Poole
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"The fossil history of plant life in Antarctica is central to our understanding of the evolution of vegetation through geological time and also plays a key role in reconstructing past configurations of the continents and associated climatic conditions. This book provides the only detailed overview of the development of Antarctic vegetation from the Devonian period to the present day, presenting Earth scientists with
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Cantrill, David J., 1962-
Vegetation of Antarctica through geological time.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012001241
(OCoLC)773429171
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Cantrill; Imogen Poole
ISBN: 9781139549127 113954912X 9781139024990 113902499X 1283746166 9781283746168 9781139551625 1139551620
OCLC Number: 817236721
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 480 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Historical background and geological framework --
2. Early and middle Paleozoic climates and colonisation of the land --
3. Collapsing ice sheets and evolving polar forests of the middle to late Paleozoic --
4. Icehouse to hothouse : floral turnover, the Permian-Triassic crisis and Triassic vegetation --
5. Gondwana break-up and landscape change across the Triassic-Jurassic transition and beyond --
6. Fern-conifer dominated early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) ecosystems and the angiosperm invasion --
7. The origin of southern temperate ecosystems --
8. The heat is on: Paleogene floras and the Paleocene-Eocene warm period --
9. After the heat: late Eocene to Pliocene climatic cooling and modification of the Antarctic.
Responsibility: David J. Cantrill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Imogen Poole, Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Looks at the fossil plant history of Antarctica and its relationship to the global record of environmental and climate change.  Read more...

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