History of the Australian Vegetation, Cretaceous to Recent

By: Hill, Robert S. (editor)

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A few illustrations with maps and charts, large 8vo, pp x, 433, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The Australian vegetation is the end result of a remarkable history of climate change, latitudinal change, continental isolation, soil evolution, interaction with an evolving fauna, fire and human impact. This book presents a detailed synopsis of the critical events which led to the evolution of the unique Australian flora and the wide variety of vegetation types contained within it. The first part of the book details the past continental relationships of Australia, its palaeoclimate, fauna, and the evolution of its landforms since the rise to dominance of the angiosperms at the beginning of the Cretaceous period. A detailed summary of the palaeobotanical record is then presented. The palynological record gives an overview of the vegetation, and the distribution of important taxa within it, while the macrofossil record is used to trace the evolution of critical taxa.]

Title: History of the Australian Vegetation, Cretaceous to Recent

Author Name: Hill, Robert S. (editor)

Categories: Floras, Geology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1995

ISBN Number: 0521401976

ISBN Number 13: 9780521401975

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

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