"David Beerling is passionate about plants and their role in shaping the Earth, and this is clearly evident in his book The Emerald Planet. An interesting and enjoyable read."--The Astrobiology Society of Britain
David Beerling is Professor of Palaeoclimatology at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences University of Sheffield. He has published over 100 papers in international scientific journals and is co-author of Vegetation and the Global Carbon Cycle: Modelling the First 400 Million Years.
Most readers of science know that photosynthesis is the primary source of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by algo41
For me The Emerald Planet contained all the elements necessary for a good science book. One, it was written by a working scientist: Paleoclimatologist David Beerling who has... Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by LastRanger
This book is,in a sense,more of a history/ biographical sketchbook of notable paleobiologists and biologists than written as a strictly paleobotanical reference piece. Read morePublished on August 31, 2012 by evan torch
Great book if you are interested in how climate has varied in the past and how that may have been mediated by plants through time. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by trc
The emerald Planet by D. J. Beerling approchaes several subjects realted to climatic change, geology and earth processes from an original standpoint of plants and its evolution. Read morePublished on May 5, 2010 by Mike Verbeeck