All Flesh Is Grass: Plant-Animal Interrelationships by Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio

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By Julian Chela-Flores, Maria Eugenia Montenegro, Nevio Pugliese, Vinod C. Tewari (auth.), Zvy Dubinsky, Joseph Seckbach (eds.)

This new e-book takes us via a trip from formative years to fashionable agriculture. The thirty 8 authors current present reviews at the interrelation of plants-animals. This subject has constantly interested guy, as evidenced even by way of the 1st chapters of Genesis. the realm of aqueous and terrestrial fauna seemed on early earth purely after the plants coated the parts with the fairway pigmentation. just about all lifestyles is dependent upon solar through the photosynthesis of the botanical global. We learn abut the harnessing of bee pollination of plants to make it an integral part of recent agriculture exercise. a few crops seduce bugs for pollination via their visual appeal (e.g., disguised orchids appeal to visitors); there's the creation of candy nectar as a bribe in plants to draw bees, butterflies, and honey-sucking birds. a specific striking phenomena are the carnivorous crops that experience built trapping and digesting structures of bugs and better animals.

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HYPOTHETICAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCENARIOS Considering the previously described examples of plants–animals relationships, some environmental scenarios can be interpreted as follows.  Low-hydrodynamism Lagoons (Inner Lagoons) More or less restricted lagoons mostly occurred in the Cretaceous and Paleocene beds, evidencing anoxic or oxygen-deficient conditions. In particular: Early Cretaceous dark limestones usually present an oligotypical biota consisting of opportunistic taxa and limestones with calcareous algae (Cyanophyceae, Thaumatoporella parvosiculifera, rare Dasycladaceae).

1 million years, the cycle lasted 100 ka. The paleotemperature record is being obtained with increasing detail, measuring the oxygen isotopes in ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland. The recent EPICA project has provided a detailed temperature record for the last 700 ka (EPICA, 2004). Homo with a larger brain and stone tools suddenly appeared in the African record following an evolutionary selection induced by environmental change. He was selected for survival, while all the other small-brained were not, except for Paranthropus Robustus, who stayed around for a while and then became extinct at about 1 Ma BP.

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