How the Earth Turned Green: A Brief 3.8-Billion-Year History of Plants

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How the Earth Turned Green by Joseph E. Armstrong, is an intriguing compilation of developmental stages set in reverse order. This approach is vastly appealing, giving us subtle clues of how the Earth blossomed into such an incredible world that most of us simply take for granted.

The highlight of this fantastic story is told in “A Big Blue Marble,” the chapter that represents the pivotal event in the course of the planet’s development. Armstrong takes the time to explain Earth’s amazing development from the point of view that involves cellular structure and the evolution of genetics. He provides the appreciation of the deep, blue sea. The story that unfolds builds up throughout the book. Each chapter expands the horizon from the outset.

While the book is lengthy, you never notice it due to the author’s ability to make the discussion flow smoothly. With dozens of diagrams, illustrations and graphic constructs and charts, Armstrong gives us a glimpse of how it all evolved and how it all works together.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 576 pages
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Publish Date 2014-Sep-19
ISBN 9780226069777 Buy this Book
Issue January 2015
Category Science & Nature


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