Springer Geology

The Dawn Angiosperms

Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants

Authors: Wang, Xin

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  • Offers a comprehensive history, for the first time documenting Pre-Cretaceous angiosperms, and showing the diversity of angiosperms in the Jurassic
  • Presents a new theory on flower-making that corrects misconceptions
  • Contains numerous pictures to illustrate fossil plants
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This book discusses the controversial and conflicting hypotheses on the origin of angiosperms, which was generally assumed to be restricted to the Cretaceous and later ages. Since publishing the first edition of “The Dawn of Angiosperms” in 2010, several important advances have been made in this field of science, namely 1) the discovery of new fossil angiosperms from the Jurassic; 2) European researchers discovering angiosperm-like pollen from the Triassic; and most importantly 3) the discovery of a perfect flower from the Jurassic. All of these findings are at odds with the currently widely accepted evolutionary theories, and thus call upon us to critically reassess botanical theory.

Accordingly, the new edition of this book not only includes more new fossil taxa, but also documents them in greater detail and corrects many commonly held misconceptions. In so doing, it makes related studies and teaching on the early history of angiosperms more realistic, concrete, and tangible, providing concrete fossil evidence as the basis for future research, and helping to distinguish the most accurate botanical hypotheses.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58325-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58324-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86377-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dawn Angiosperms
Book Subtitle
Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58325-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58325-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58324-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86377-1
Series ISSN
2197-9545
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVII, 407
Number of Illustrations
138 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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