1. Evolution and Plant Diversity.
2. The Evolutionary History of Plant Life.
3. Life Afloat.
4. Life on the Rocks.
5. Life on the Ground.
6. Life above the Ground.
7. Life from Seeds.
8. Life in the Wet Tropics.
9. Life in Seasonal Climates.
10. Life on the Edge.
11. Life back in the Water.
Appendix: A Classification of Plants.
"This is an enjoyable book for its novel and refreshing approach to plant diversity."
30 November 2001, Michael Black, Times Higher Education Supplement
"The authors have made an interesting attempt to present the information in a fresh and more easily digested manner by departing from the traditional approach. The book is introductory and it is unfair to want more; indeed, it should be a mark of its success if it encourages students to find out more. I am sure that the book will find a place as a text in schools and at introductory level in universities. I shall be recommending it to my students." M Ingrouille, Annals of Botany, May 2002
- New, environmental approach in keeping with modern course content.
- Beautifully written in a clear, concise and accessible style.
- Extensive colour plates, electron micrographs and line drawings bring the world of plants vividly to life.
- Uses carefully chosen examples of species in each group, so that students are not overwhelmed with excessive information and species lists.
- Discussion questions at the end of chapters encourages further reading and provides essay topics for teachers.
- Clear classification charts and a full glossary provide useful material for revision.