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The Dawn Angiosperms

Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants

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  • Offers a comprehensive history, for the first time documenting Pre-Cretaceous angiosperms, and showing the diversity of angiosperms in the Jurassic

  • Presents a new theory on flower-making that corrects misconceptions

  • Contains numerous pictures to illustrate fossil plants

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Geology (SPRINGERGEOL)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 1-7
  3. Suggested Angiosperm Ancestors

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 9-27
  4. Background for the Plant Fossils

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 47-59
  5. Flowers from the Early Cretaceous

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 61-149
  6. The Making of Flowers

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 293-373
  7. General Conclusions

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 375-384
  8. Appendix

    • Xin Wang
    Pages 385-403
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 405-407

About this book

This book discusses the controversial and conflicting hypotheses on the origin of angiosperms, which was generally assumed to be restricted to the Cretaceous and later ages. Since publishing the first edition of “The Dawn of Angiosperms” in 2010, several important advances have been made in this field of science, namely 1) the discovery of new fossil angiosperms from the Jurassic; 2) European researchers discovering angiosperm-like pollen from the Triassic; and most importantly 3) the discovery of a perfect flower from the Jurassic. All of these findings are at odds with the currently widely accepted evolutionary theories, and thus call upon us to critically reassess botanical theory.

Accordingly, the new edition of this book not only includes more new fossil taxa, but also documents them in greater detail and corrects many commonly held misconceptions. In so doing, it makes related studies and teaching on the early history of angiosperms more realistic, concrete, and tangible, providing concrete fossil evidence as the basis for future research, and helping to distinguish the most accurate botanical hypotheses.

Keywords

  • Angiospermae
  • Jurassic angiosperms
  • Jiulongshan Flora
  • Yixian Flora
  • Mesozoic fossil plants
  • historical geology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Nanjing, China

    Xin Wang

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Dawn Angiosperms

  • Book Subtitle: Uncovering the Origin of Flowering Plants

  • Authors: Xin Wang

  • Series Title: Springer Geology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58325-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-58324-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-86377-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-58325-9

  • Series ISSN: 2197-9545

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-9553

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 407

  • Number of Illustrations: 138 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Paleontology, Geology, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Physiology

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-58325-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)