Armstrong, Joseph E.

On this blue planet, long before dinosaurs prowled the continents, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for colouring these organisms, has been in existence for roughly 3.8 billion years.  Here, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today.

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.

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University of Chicago Press, September 2014. 563 pages, paperback, 121 black and white photos, 31 black and white illustrations, 4 tables

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Weight 800 g