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Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution

In Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution, F&ES Dean Peter Crane writes about the discovery of tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period (144 million to 165 million years ago) that has revealed astonishing and unexpected details about the earliest flowers. The book, co-authored with Else Friis and Kaj Pedersen, is a breakthrough in the study of the evolutionary history of flowering plants from their earliest phases in obscurity to their dominance in modern vegetation. The rich record of exquisitely preserved flowers and floral organs have provided detailed information on the structural and systematic diversity of early angiosperms and have enabled a breakthrough in the study of early angiosperm diversification. The book is published by Cambridge University Press.