xiii, 138 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A journey into the past -- Forests of a lost landscape -- Crisis and collapse -- Recovery of a tropical Arctic.
"Today, Greenland is largely covered in ice, but, in the time of the dinosaurs, the area was lushly forested. This book shows that landscape from 250 million years ago-and explains accessibly how we can create images of lost plants from studies of fossils, current flora, and models. Incorporating stories from their fieldwork and studio, two scientists and an artist offer the opportunity to see how paleobotanists work and to learn the science required to travel back to the Triassic. The book also offers a warning about the future; the Greenland depicted here was made possible by a large concentration of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere. Though beautiful, this is not a habitat that most humans would survive." -- Provided by publisher.