Fossil Plants: A Text-Book for Students of Botany and Geology

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 17, 2011 - Science - 654 pages
A. C. Seward (1863-1941) was an eminent English geologist and botanist who pioneered the study of palaeobotany. After graduating from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1886 Seward was appointed a University Lecturer in Botany in 1890. In 1898 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was appointed Professor of Botany in 1906. These volumes, published to great acclaim between 1898 and 1919, provide a detailed discussion and study of an emerging science. In the early nineteenth century, research and critical literature concerning palaeobotany was scattered across disciplines. In these volumes Seward synthesised and revised this research and also included a substantial amount of new material. Furnished with concise descriptions of fossil plants, detailed figures and extensive bibliographies these volumes became the standard reference for palaeobotany well into the twentieth century. Volume 2, first published in 1910, contains systematic descriptions of fossil ferns.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Gheirostrobus 712
7
PSILOTALES Pp 1729
17
Fossils described by authors as being closely allied to Psilotum 2426
24
CHAPTER XIV
30
Selaginellaceae Recent 4958
49
Isoetaceae Recent 5866
58
Fossil Lycopodiales 6691
66
CHAPTER XIX
271
CHAPTER XX
280
Marattiales 316321
316
Osmundaceae 324346 Schizaeaceae 346351 Gleichenia
375
CHAPTER XXII
395
Ptychocarpvs 397 Danaeites 398 Parapeeopteris 398 Astero
406
CHAPTER XXIII
412
Botryoptereae 434443
434

Herbaceous fossil species of Lycopodiales 7391
73
Selaginetlites 8588
85
Poecilitostachys
91
CHAPTER XVI
196
General 196210 ii Leaves 210215 iii Fertile
224
CHAPTER XVIII
227
BOTHRODENDREAE Pp 248270
248
Pinakodendron
264
Zygoptereae 443470
443
CHAPTER XXVI
473
Taeniopteris 485494 Weichselia 494496 Olossopteris 496
496
HYDROPTERIDEAE AND SAGENOPTERIS
516
INDEX
606
Marsiliaceae 473475 Salviniaceae 475477 Sagenopteris
621
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