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Author McElwain, Jennifer C., author.

Title Tropical Arctic : lost plants, future climates, and the discovery of ancient Greenland / Jennifer C. McElwain, Marlene Hill Donnelly, and Ian J. Glasspool.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  561 MCE    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 138 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A journey into the past -- Forests of a lost landscape -- Crisis and collapse -- Recovery of a tropical Arctic.
Summary "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.
Subject Paleobotany -- Greenland.
Paleobotany -- Triassic.
Paleobotany -- Jurassic.
Paleoecology -- Greenland.
Paleoecology -- Triassic.
Paleoecology -- Jurassic.
Jurassic Geologic Period. (OCoLC)fst01353475
Paleobotany. (OCoLC)fst01051324
Paleoecology. (OCoLC)fst01051384
Triassic Geologic Period. (OCoLC)fst01355169
Greenland. (OCoLC)fst01205290
Chronological Term From 140 to 230 million years ago
Added Author Donnelly, Marlene Hill, illustrator.
Glasspool, Ian J., author.
ISBN 9780226534435 (hardcover)
022653443X (hardcover)
9780226534572 (ebook)
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