E–pub Download [The Emerald Planet How Plants Changed Earth's History] AUTHOR David Beerling
ClimatesAlthough this is not a textbook the extensive list of references scientific papers and other publications is also a fantastic starting point to dive deeper into this field and start studying *scientific papers and other publications is also a fantastic starting point to dive deeper into this field and start studying topic independentlyRoughly this book covers early and recent investigations into plant evolution explanations of important chemical networks ie photosynthesis and respiration ozone formation rock weathering implications of fluctuating atmospheric composition for the climatic system of our planet A really good in depth explanation of plant evolution and the impact plants have had on the planet Over all an excellent book Beerling s style of writing makes this book accessible to everyone He is clear and concise which reminded me of the no nonsense approach of ournal articles In some places this means a humorous remark or observation reads awkwardlyThere were a couple of parts of the book that I felt deviated from plants for a little too long The fact I was left thinking Get on with the plant stuff already is a credit to Beerling and his ability to draw the reader into a subject matterThis next gripe is a bit petty but I hate it when the notes. N dramatically shifting since its creation This book reveals the crucial role that plants have played in determining atmospheric change and hence the conditions on the planet we know today Along the way a number of fascinating puzzles arise Why did plants evolve leaves When and how did forests once grow on Antarctica How did prehistoric insects manage to grow so large The answers show the extraordinary amount plants can tell us about the history of the planet something that has often been overlooked amongst the preoccuputat. .
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Nicely written book that explores the changing physiology of plants and how this affects the climate in the past and possibly the future I found this to be an extremely interesting book and learned a whole lot of new things which is the whole point to reading science booksNOTE Due to the large number of diagrams it is probably better to read a print version of this book rather than an epubmobi version since the diagrams are rather small *on an e reader The Emerald Planet gives a broad introduction *an e reader The Emerald Planet gives a broad introduction the combined fields of
geology and botany The follows a scheme of introducing leading researchers and their contribution to the field which I personally find very interesting ie I like to get of a context of the researchers that lived at round about the same period and how hypotheses developed with timeHaving a basic understanding of geological time and its division into ages definitely helps understanding this book but this is also remarked at the beginning If you re completely new to this field try and have a geological chart with you to know what period the author is referring to eg the Carboniferous or Eocene as times of extreme. Global warming is contentious and difficult to measure even among the majority of scientists who agree that it is taking place Will temperatures rise by 2C or 8C over the next hundred years Will sea levels rise by 2 or 30 feet The only way that we can accurately answer uestions like these is by looking into the distant past for a comparison with the world long before the rise of mankindWe may currently believe that atmospheric shifts like global warming result from our impact on the planet but the earth's atmosphere has bee.Paleontology Geology And Botany The
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A Book It Is Inbook It is in with the academic style to have notes after the text but in a popular science publication flicking to and fro from the reading page to the notes was driving me crazy I hate interrupting my reading flow and it pains me to think some people may not have even bothered to read them Dratted Goodreads ust ate my review try againWell hm Not uite the book I was looking for This was of a scattered grab bag which did include interesting recent news on plant and atmospheric science and some good history of scientists but it lacked cumulative narrative flow The writing was good on a section by section basis but putting it all together was of a do it yourself project than I was uite on forI d wanted something to give me a round up of all that is currently known about plant evolution starting with
SAY CYANOBACTERIA TOURING THE CLADISTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND BRINGING ONEcyanobacteria touring the cladistic relationships and bringing one to the present Well probably not all which would reuire not a volume but the Library of Trantor But something basic botanical and chronological I m sure such a volume is out there but it s not this book which has a different perhaps larger scale focusTa. Ions with dinosaur bones and animal fossilsDavid Beerling's surprising conclusions are teased out from various lines of scientific enuiry with evidence being brought to bear from fossil plants and animals computer models of the atmosphere and experimental studies Intimately bound up with the narrative describing the dynamic evolution of climate and life through *Earth's history we find Victorian fossil hunters intrepid polar explorers and pioneering chemists alongside wallowing hippos belching volcanoes and restless *history we find Victorian fossil hunters intrepid polar explorers and pioneering chemists alongside wallowing hippos belching volcanoes and restless