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Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants

Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants



  • Wilson N. Stewart
  • Gar W. Rothwell  


  • Hardcover: 535 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (February 26, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521382947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521382946
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds



This textbook is well written and well researched. In all, it is a pleasure to own. Nature

I recommend it as an excellent text and as a valuable reference work for those in related fields. American Scientist

I have seldom read a textbook with such enthusiasm and I shall recommend it to students and staff alike. The Scientist

Book Description

This new edition of a successful textbook describes and explains in a refreshingly clear way the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record and summarises paleobotanical information relevant to our present understanding of the relationships between the major plant groups, extant and extinct. As in the first edition, the text is profusely illustrated with line illustrations and half-tones. For those students with little knowledge of plant structure and morphology there is a brief resumé of those features of extant plants that will be needed to gain a better understanding of the fossil record. Summarizing charts are also used to help students visualise the interpretative material.  



Excellent Textbook, August 19, 2006

I purchased a copy of this book a couple years ago. Preparing to use it for reference in fossils studies. Surprised there’s no reviews on Amazon. Lucky me, the first reviewer. This book is filled with helpful (scientifically-accurate) illustrations and indepth on… Paleobotany. Thanks.