About this book
The tale of our world's past and future, as revealed by plants. It will appeal to readers of popular science with an interest in the history of Earth, botany and palaeontology. 'My favourite non-fiction book of the year. A minutely argued but highly readable history of the last half billion years on earth' Oliver Sacks, "Observer"
The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how.
|Oxford University Press|