Book ID: 89746
A Brief History of the Gymnosperms. 2007. (Strelitzia, Volume 20). illustr. 280 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
A synthesis of gymnosperm families, fossil and extant, providing a new and distinctive perspective on themacroevolutionary biodiversity trends within this group through their 375 million-year history. The stratigraphic ranges of the 84 gymnosperm families are plotted according to their first and last appearances in the fossil record. A series of 30 full-page colour charts provide the holistic context in which to interpret gymnosperm history. Also included is a systematic coverage of floral kingdoms, biodiversity patterns, insect associations and other fields, traced period by period from the Devonian to Quaternary. A selection of some 13 important localities.