Book ID: 34924
Origin and Evolution of the Gymnosperms. 1988. 268 figs. XIV,504 p.gr8vo.Cloth.
Gymnosperms - plants whose seeds are never enclosed in ovaries, and arecommonly found in cones (such as pine trees) - have been largelyneglected in recent research on the evolution of and relationships amongplants. Charles Beck, the premier authority on gymnosperms, has nowbrought together a number of outstanding international experts tosynthesize state-of-the-science data and present their own recentoriginal research. This compilation will bring about drastic changes inscientists' ideas about gymnosperms. - Contents: Progymnosperms, CharlesB.Beck and David C.Wight/ Biology of ancestral gymnosperms, Gar W.Rothwell and Stephen E.Scheckler/ Morphology and phylogeneticrelationships of early pteridosperms, Jean Galtier/ Pollen and pollenorgans of fossil gymnosperms: phylogeny and reproductive biology, ThomasN.Taylor/ Major clades and relationships in some "higher" gymnosperms,Peter Crane/ Cordaitales, Gar W.Rothwell/ Morphology and phylogeny ofPaleozoic conifers, Johanna A.Clement-Westerhof/ Gymnosperms of theAgara flora, Sergei V.Meyen/ The Cheirolepidiaceae, Joan Watson. -Good second hand copy.