A natural history of the New World : the ecology and evolution of plants in the Americas (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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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 : The University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad : stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, the New World features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the planet. But until now it has lacked a complete natural history. Alan Graham remedies that with A Natural History of the New World . With plants as his scientific muse, Graham traces the evolution of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Graham
ISBN: 9780226306797 9780226306803 0226306798 0226306801
OCLC Number: 701609848
Description: xvi, 387 pages
Contents: Getting started --
Location, location, location --
Floods, temperature, evolution, and it's about time --
How do they do that? --
Early on : 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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The paleoecological history of the Americas is as complex as the region is broad: stretching from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, it features some of the most extraordinary vegetation on the  Read more...

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