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The Resource How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants, Joseph E. Armstrong

How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants, Joseph E. Armstrong

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How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants
Title
How the Earth turned green
Title remainder
a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants
Statement of responsibility
Joseph E. Armstrong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On this blue planet, long before pterodactyls took to the skies and tyrannosaurs prowled the continents, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in existence for some 85% of Earth's long history--that is, for roughly 3.5 billion years. In How the Earth Turned Green, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, which many would call plants, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today. Using an evolutionary framework, How the Earth Turned Green addresses questions such as: Should all green organisms be considered plants? Why do these organisms look the way they do? How are they related to one another and to other chlorophyll-free organisms? How do they reproduce? How have they changed and diversified over time? And how has the presence of green organisms changed the Earth's ecosystems? More engaging than a traditional textbook and displaying an astonishing breadth, How the Earth Turned Green will both delight and enlighten embryonic botanists and any student interested in the evolutionary history of plants."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Joseph E.
Dewey number
580
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
QK45.2
LC item number
.A76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botanik
  • Pflanzen
Label
How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants, Joseph E. Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The pioneer spirit
  • Back to the Devonian
  • Seeds to success
  • A Cretaceous takeover
  • All flesh is grass
  • Preface:
  • A botanist at large
  • A green world
  • Small green beginnings
  • Cellular collaborations
  • A big blue marble
  • Down by the sea ( -weeds)
  • The great invasion
Control code
ocn868000072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 563 pages
Isbn
9780226069777
Lccn
2013047074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226069630
  • (OCoLC)868000072
Label
How the Earth turned green : a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants, Joseph E. Armstrong
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The pioneer spirit
  • Back to the Devonian
  • Seeds to success
  • A Cretaceous takeover
  • All flesh is grass
  • Preface:
  • A botanist at large
  • A green world
  • Small green beginnings
  • Cellular collaborations
  • A big blue marble
  • Down by the sea ( -weeds)
  • The great invasion
Control code
ocn868000072
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 563 pages
Isbn
9780226069777
Lccn
2013047074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226069630
  • (OCoLC)868000072

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