How the Earth turned green a brief 3.8-billion-year history of plants /

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 fo...

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Main Author: Armstrong, Joseph E.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Physical Description: xiii, 563 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • A green world
  • Small green beginnings
  • Cellular collaborations
  • A big blue marble
  • Down by the sea ( -weeds)
  • Great invasion
  • Pioneer spirit
  • Back to the Devonian
  • Seeds to success
  • A Cretaceous takeover
  • All flesh is grass.