Animals and Plants of the Cenozoic Era by Ronald Pearson is an overview of the evolution and diversification of flora and fauna during the Cenozoic Era, which spans from 66 million years ago to the present day. In it Pearson examines the impact of major geological events, such as the formation of the Himalayas and the opening of the Drake Passage, on the distribution and evolution of species. He similarly delves into the role of climate change in shaping the evolution of plants and animals.
Pearson covers a wide range of organisms, from the earliest mammals and primates to the emergence of modern humans. He explores the diversity of plant life, including the evolution of grasses and the spread of forests across different regions of the world.
Throughout the book, Pearson emphasizes the interconnectedness of different species and ecosystems, and highlights the impact of human activity on the environment. Overall, Animals and Plants of the Cenozoic Era provides a detailed and engaging exploration of the natural history of our planet during one of its most dynamic periods.
This particular copy was gifted by the author to a former professor, the late British zoologist Carl Frederick Abel Pantin.
- Title: Animals and Plants of the Cenozoic Era: Some Aspects of the Faunal and Floral History of the Last Sixty Million Years
- Author: Ronald Pearson
- Publisher: Butterworths
- Place: London, UK
- Year: 1964
- Length: 236pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 10” x 0.88”
- Condition: The dustjacket is torn in places, particularly on the edges and hinges, in addition to being scuffed and soiled. Water damage to the bottom of the dustjacket has caused it to adhere to the boards underneath in some places. The boards are in good condition. The binding is tight and complete. The pages are clean and bright—no folds or tears. There is a small amount of marginalia. An ink inscription marking it as a gift sits in the front endpapers.