The summaries that begin each chapter are very well written and should be read carefully.
The author does a great job covering his basis and the book cites credible sources throughout so you know that this is simply not just an opinion piece.
By browsing through the book and reading all the chapter summaries, one gets an excellent idea what the author is arguing.
Most readers of science know that photosynthesis is the primary source of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere. Read morePublished 24 months ago 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