Author: H.P Banks
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company, California, 1970
"This text introduces students of botany to several exciting aspects of plant evolution as it is revealed by remains (fossils) in rocks. In addition, it surveys in depth the earliest evidence of plant life on earth, the green plant invasion of dry land, and the development of the pine cone.
"The material presented here answers questions that have been asked again and again by students of evolution. The answers provided, however, are hypotheses, subject constantly to revision when they fail to meet the tests posed by new data. Students are encouraged to view the text in this light, to question the interpretations, to refuse to accept them as fully established facts."