Select your rental length

Starts: Today

Rent From: $12.79

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Plants and the K-T Boundary (Cambridge Paleobiology Series) [Kindle Edition]

Douglas J. Nichols , Kirk R. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Digital List Price: $52.00 What's this?
Print List Price: $64.99
Rent From: $12.79 or Buy Price: $41.60
Save up to: $52.20 (80%) You Save: $23.39 (36%)

  • Print ISBN-10: 0521835755
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0521835756
  • Edition: 1
Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Rent from
Hardcover $123.02  
Paperback $53.64  
Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Book Description

In this text, two of the world's leading experts in palynology and paleobotany provide a comprehensive account of the fate of land plants during the 'great extinction' about 65 million years ago. They describe how the time boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene Periods (the K–T boundary) is recognised in the geological record, and how fossil plants can be used to understand global events of that time. There are case studies from over 100 localities around the world, including North America, China, Russia and New Zealand. The book concludes with an evaluation of possible causes of the K–T boundary event and its effects on floras of the past and present. This book is written for researchers and students in paleontology, botany, geology and Earth history, and everyone who has been following the course of the extinction debate and the K–T boundary paradigm shift.

Editorial Reviews


'...a superb discussion on what the plant record tells us about the causes of the mass extinction across the boundary.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society

'... a sound, clearly written and well-documented book ... The authors, a palynologist and paleobotanist, have done a great service to the scientific community in bringing together the many lines of evidence ... to provide a clear and detailed picture of the nature of the plant life at the close of the Cretaceous and the beginning of the Paleogene. ... We recommend this book to all who take an interest in the geologic history of our Earth.' Newsletter of the AASP (The Palynological Society)

'... this book is an important contribution to the literature of both palaeobotany and palynology and is of interest to any plant scientist concerned with the capacity of the terrestrial flora to respond to major environmental change.' Annals of Botany

Book Description

This book describes the fate of land plants during the 'great extinction' about 65 million years ago and explains how fossil plants can be used to understand this global event. It will fascinate researchers and students in paleontology, botany, geology and Earth history, and anyone following the extinction debate.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6556 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,650,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From a Palynologist's point of view. February 16, 2009
This is an outstanding book which can be used by both the student and professor/researcher. Just as the tag suggests, the book covers paleobotany, history of science, paleontology, fossil plants, and paleobiology. I was able to use the book for references in my dissertation on the K-Pg Boundary. I would give it a thumbs up for accuracy and research involved in the producing of this book.
Dr. Eifert
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category