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- DescriptionEmployed early on in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) went on to conduct important research on the orchid family and also recommended that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution. This pioneering three-volume work of palaeobotany, first published between 1831 and 1837, catalogues almost 300 species of fossil plants from the Pleistocene to the Carboniferous period. The geologist and palaeontologist William Hutton (1797-1860), with whom Lindley collaborated, was responsible for collecting the fossil specimens from which the 230 plates were drawn. The first serious attempt at organising and interpreting the evidence of Britain's primeval plant life, this resource is table also for its prefatory discussion of topics such as coal seams and prehistoric climate. Volume 3 includes a te on the action of water on plants. This is followed by the descriptions of plates 157-230.
- Author(s)John Lindley,William Hutton
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication22/07/2013
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Earth Science
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note74 b/w illus.
- Weight360 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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