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1st Edition

Historical Plant Geography
An Introduction

ISBN 9780367355050
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1981 Historical Plant Geography is an introductory treatment of historical plant geography and stresses the basic theoretical frame of the subject. The book is about neither the study of vegetation nor the concept of the ecosystem, instead focusing on the much older tradition concerned with analysing the geographical distribution of individual species and natural plant groups. Important areas are discussed, such as global plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading, plant maps are introduced and there is a basic treatment of recent advances in plant taxonomy. The book will appeal to students and academics of geography, botany, ecology and environmental sciences.

Table of Contents



List of Tables

1 Plants and Area

Part I: Establishing Patterns of Distribution

2. Plant Collecting and Recording: The Taxonomic Basis of Plant Geography

3. Plant Maps

4. Patterns of Distribution

Part II: Interpreting Patterns of Distribution

5. Origins, Boundaries and Disruptions

6. Evidence for Patterns of Distribution from the Past

7. Interpreting Disjunct Distribution Patterns

8. Interpreting Endemic Distribution Patterns

9. Genetics, Plant Geography and the Plant Kingdom



Index of Plant Names

Subject Index

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