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Classical Monographs and Textbooks in Palaeobotany


Henry Nathaniel Andrews (1955): Index of generic names of fossil plants, 1820-1950, based on the Compendium index of paleobotany of the U.S. Geological Survey. Provided by Google books. See also here (by Open Library, an open, editable library catalog).

Chester A. Arnold (1947): An Introduction To Paleobotany. See also here and there (in PDF).

J.H. Balfour (1872): Introduction to the study of palaeontological botany. A Project Gutenberg EBook. See also here (Google books).

J.G. Bornemann (1856): Über organische Reste der Lettenkohlengruppe Thüringens: Ein Beitrag zur Fauna und Flora dieser Formation, besonders über fossile Cycadeen, nebst ... Provided by Google books.

! Botanicus, The Missouri Botanical Garden Library: This is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature.

David August Brauns (1866): Der Sandstein bei Seinstedt unweit des Fallsteins und die in ihm vorkommenden Pflanzenreste, nebst Bemerkungen über die Sandsteine gleichen Niveaus anderer Örtlichkeiten... Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

Stephen P. Broker, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: The Evolution of Plants, Bibliographies and Classroom Materials - Teacher Bibliography.

A. Brongniart (1850), translated into German by Karl Müller: Chronologische Uebersicht der Vegetations-Perioden und verschiedenen Floren: In ihrer Nacheinanderfolge auf der Erdoberfläche. In PDF. See also here (Google books).

Adolphe Brongniart (1828): Prodrome d'une histoire des végétaux fossiles. 223 p., Paris, F.G. Levrault. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

M. Adolphe Brongniart, 1828 (provided by Google Books): Histoire des végétaux fossiles ou Recherches botaniques et géologiques sur les végétaux renfermés dans les diverses couches du globe. Tome premier. Also possible: PDF download.

M. Adolphe Brongniart (1837): Histoire des végétaux fossiles ou Recherches botaniques et géologiques sur les vêgétaux renfermés dans les diverses couches du globe. Atlas. (Facsimile edition W. Jungk 1915, Berlin).
Provided by Europeana (Europeana is a thematic network funded by the European Commission).

H.G. Bronn & F. Römer (1851/52): Lethaea Geognostica: Oder, Abbildung und Beschreibung der für die Gebirgs-formation...
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Heinrich Georg Bronn (1858): Beiträge zur triasischen Fauna und Flora der bituminösen Schiefer von Raibl, nebst Anhang über die Kurr´sche Sippe Chiropteris aus dem Lettenkohlen-Sandsteine. Google books.

Douglas Houghton Campbell (1859-1953): Lectures on the evolution of plants. LONDON, MACMILLAN & CO., LTD., 1910. Provided by Wayback Internet Archive.

Robert Caspary (1906): Die Flora des Bernsteins und anderer fossiler Harze des ostpreussischen Tertiärs. Nach dem Nachlasse des Verstorbenen bearbeitet von Richard Klebs. In German.

William Culp Darrah (1960): Principles of paleobotany. 295 p., (Ronald Press Co.), New York. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

John William Dawson (1880): The chain of life in geological time. A sketch of the origin and succession of animals and plants. 272 p., London. The Religious tract society. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

John William Dawson (1888): The geological history of plants. 290 p.; London, K. Paul, Trench & Co. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

J. William Dawson (1888): The Chain of Life in Geological Time. A Sketch of the Origin and Succession of Animals and Plants. A Project Gutenberg EBook.

John William Dawson (1888): The geological history of plants. 290 p., New York, D. Appleton and company. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

G. Erdtman, (Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, Cornell University Library): An introduction to pollen analysis. Chronica Botanica Company, Waltham, Mass., 1897. See also here.

! Constantin von Ettingshausen (1858): Die Blattskelete der Apetalen, eine Vorarbeit zur Interpretation der fossilen Pflanzenreste (in German). Provided by Google books.

J.S. Gardner and C. Ettingshausen (1879-1882): The Eocene Flora, in PDF (53.6 MB!). Volume 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London: Part 1 (1879), pp. 1-38, pls 1-5 (Issue 151, part of Volume 33); Part 2 (1880), pp. 39-58, pls 6-11 (Issue 157, part of Volume 34); Part 3 (1882), pp. 59-86, pls 12-13, title page (Issue 168, part of Volume 36).

! H.R. Göppert (1836): Die Fossilen Farrnkräuter. In PDF, provided by Google books. See also here.

August von Gutbier (1835): Abdrücke und Versteinerungen des Zwickauer Schwarzkohlengebirges und seiner Umgebungen. Zwickau 1835-1836 (in German).
Now provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

T.M. Harris (1935): The Fossil Flora of Scoresby Sound East Greenland. Part 4. Provided by Google books.

T.M. Harris (1933): A new member of the Caytoniales. New Phytologist, 32: 97–114. In PDF, See also here (abstract).

! Oswald Heer (1865): Die Urwelt der Schweiz (in German). Provided by Google books. PDF download available.

The Internet Archive, San Francisco: Its purposes include offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages. Go to:
Search results for "Fossil Plants".

! Georg Friedrich Jäger (1827): Über die Pflanzenversteinerungen welche in dem Bausandstein von Stuttgart vorkommen. PDF file, in German. See also here (Google books).

! T.P. Jones and Nick P. Rowe (eds.), Google Books (some pages are ommitted): Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques. Published by Geological Society, 1999, 396 pages. Excellent! Click: "Preview the book".

Antiquariaat Junk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: "Browse our stock by subject", Phytopaleontology / Fossil plants. Classic books about palaeobotany (currently by Heer, Scheuchzer, Sternberg, Unger), with images.

! Hans Kerp, Palaeobotanical Research Group, Münster, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster: Some recent palaeobotanical text books. This web page provides a selection of palaeobotanical text books published during the last years. With some helpful comments.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

F. Leuthardt (1903): Die Keuperflora von Neuewelt bei Basel, 1. Phanerogamen. Abhandl. Schweiz. Paläontol. Ges., 30: 1-23. Websites hosted by Scribd, one of the largest social publishing and reading site in the world. See also here. (Internet Archive).
F. Leuthardt (1904): Die Keuperflora von Neuewelt bei Basel, 2. Kryptogamen. Abhandl. Schweiz. Paläontol. Ges., 31: 25-46. Websites hosted by Scribd, one of the largest social publishing and reading site in the world. See also here (Internet Archive).

! John Lindley and William Hutton (1837): The Fossil Flora of Great Britain; or, Figures and Descriptions of the Vegetable Remains Found in this Country. Provided by Google books, full view. See also here (Book review, Nature).

George Langford: Georgesbasement.com:
Leo Lesquereux: Second Pennsylvania Geological Survey P: Coal Flora. Scans and Webpage.
See especially here. This website links to all 113 Plates of Leo Lesquereux´s Four-Volume Work on the Pennsylvanian Coal Fossils.

Leo Lesquereux, See: George Langford "georgesbasement":
Fossil Flora and Fauna of the Pennsylvanian Period, Will County, Illinois. Many fossil plant photographs, line drawings and reconstructions. Links in the scientific names point to plates in Leo Lesquereux´s classic 1879 work, Atlas to the Coal Flora of Pennsylvania and of the Carboniferous Formation throughout the United States. See the Index to Fossil Flora, pp 1-85..
Collecting Fossil Plants and Animals in the Pennsylvanian Deposits of the Will County, Illinois Coal Measures The Field Notes of George Langford, Sr. in the Years 1937-1960. Prepared and organized by George Langford, Jr., 1973.
See also here

Paul C. Lyons, Elsie Darrah Morey & Robert H. Wagner (eds., 1995): Historical Perspective of Early Twentieth Century Carboniferous Paleobotany in North America. 404 pages. Provided by Geological Society of America through the Google Print Publisher Program. Including portraits of selected European palaeobotanists. Registration procedure required. Use "More results from this book" or "Search this book" to navigate. Unfortunately, you can view two pages around your search result, but you can search again! Use Google Book Search to search the full text of books.

M. Barthel, Rundbrief des Arbeitskreises für Paläobotanik und Palynologie Juni 2009 (PDF file, in German). Scroll to page 4: "Ein paläobotanisches Doppeljubiläum". About G.F. Mylius: "Memorabilium Saxoni subterrane..." ..."Des Unterirdischen Sachsens seltsamer Wunder der Natur" (1709-1718). One of the earliest books showing fossil plants (from Manebach, Thuringia).

Alfred Gabriel Nathorst, (1850-1921): Zur mesozoischen Flora Spitzbergens, gegründet auf die Sammlungen der schwedischen Expeditionen. Provided by Wayback Internet Archive.

! Open Library, an initiative of the Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Excellent! See especially:
! Search Result "paleobotany". 178 hits of readable articles! See also:
! Search Result "palaeobotany".
! Search Result "Paläobotanik".

H. Potonié and W. Gothan (1921): Lehrbuch der Paläobotanik. PDF file (45 MB), in German. See also here.

H. Potonié (1899): Lehrbuch der Pflanzenpalaeontologie mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Bedürfnisse des Geologen. 402 p., Berlin, F. Dümmlers Verlagsbuchhandlung. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

Henry Potonié, 1901: Die Silur und die Culm-Flora des Harzes und des Magdeburgischen (in German). See also here. The www.biolib.de project, Kurt Stüber, Max Planck Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Köln.

Bernard Renault ((1888): Les plantes fossiles. 399 p., Paris, Librairie J.-B. Baillière et fils. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

von Schauroth (1852): Ueber das Vorkommen von Voltzia coburgensis im mittleren Keupersandstein. Zeitschrift der Deutschen geologischen Gesellschaft, 4: 538-544. Provided by Openlibrary.org.

August Schenk (1888): Die fossilen Pflanzenreste. 284 p., Breslau, E. Trewendt. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

August Schenk (1867): Die fossile Flora der Grenzschichten des Keupers und Lias Frankens. PDF file, provided by Google books. See also here.

August Schenk (1864): Starting on page 51: Beiträge zur Flora des Keupers und derrhaetischen Formation. Bericht der naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bamberg, 7: 51-142, 8 plates; Bamberg. In German, provided by Google books. Also downloadable from here (in PDF). One of the fundamental paper of Triassic palaeobotany!

Johann Jacob Scheuchzer (1723), Kurt Stübers online library: Herbarium Diluvianum collectum. Plant fossils chiefly from the Carboniferous, Permian und Tertiary. Reproductions of the original plates (in German and Latin). See also here.

Johannes Jacobi Scheuchzeri (1723): HERBARIUM DILUVIANUM. Plant fossils chiefly from the Carboniferous, Permian und Tertiary. Reproductions of the original plates (in German and Latin). From "Klassiker der Biologie im Internet", part of "Botany online - The Internet Hypertextbook", by Alice Bergfeld (she is the English editor), Rolf Bergmann, University of Hamburg, and Peter v. Sengbusch, University of Bielefeld and Institut für Allgemeine Botanik, University of Hamburg.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Wilhelm-Philippe Schimper (1869-74): Traité de paléontologie végétale, ou La flore du monde primitif dans ses rapports avec les formations géologiques et la flore du monde actuel. Multiple volumes; Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

! Johann Lukas Schoenlein (text by August Schenk) (1865): Abbildungen von fossilen Pflanzen aus dem Keuper Frankens (in German). Provided by Google books. Also available in PDF.

Schoyer´s Books and Serendipity Books (Antiquarian Booksellers), Berkeley, CA: The Melvin E. Jahn Collection of Early Geoscience 1550-1850 (PDF file). With a special concentration on Paleontology, Conchology, Mineralogy, and Private Museums of Natural History.

D.H. Scott (1920): Studies in Fossil Botany. In PDF. Scans by University of Toronto.

D.H. Scott (1909): Darwin and Modern Science: The Palaeontological Record: Plants. From: Darwin and Modern Science (1909). Edited by A. C. Seward, website hosted by "The Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive".

A.C. Seward (1959). Reprint of the second edition (1933): Plant life through the ages: a geological and botanical retrospect. including 9 reconstructions of ancient landscapes drawn for the author by Edward Vulliamy. 603 p., New York; Hafner. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

A.C. Seward (Reprint 1963): Fossil plants; (a text book) for students of botany and geology. Multiple volumes; New York, Hafner Pub. Co., 1963. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.
See also here (Google books).

Charles H. Smith: Early Classics in Biogeography, Distribution, and Diversity Studies: To 1950 This is a bibliography and full-text archive.

Hermann Graf zu Solms-Laubach (1887): Einleitung in die Paläophytologie vom botanischen Standpunkt aus. 416 p., Leipzig, A. Felix. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

K.L. Sporne (1962): The morphology of pteridophytes; the structure of ferns and allied plants (PDF file). See also here.

! Count Kaspar Maria Sternberg (1820-1838): Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt (in German). Provided by Google books. PDF download available.

! Count Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1820-1838): Versuch einer Geognostisch-Botanischen-Darstellung des Flora der Vorwelt.
Part 1/1.
Part 2/1.
Part 3; plates, 29 microfiches.
Provided by Europeana (Europeana is a thematic network funded by the European Commission).

! Count Kaspar Maria Sternberg (provided by the National Museum Prague and Czech Geological Survey): Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt. Some pages and plates (online demo version). Don`t miss the Gallery.

! Wilson N. Stewart and Gar W. Rothwell (Second edition, 1993): Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants. Provided by Google books.

Kurt Stüber, Max Planck Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Köln: www.biolib.de. This is a collection of more than 401 historic and modern biology books. Go to: List of books sorted by categories.

Amber David W. Taylor and Leo J. Hickey (1996): Flowering Plant Origin, Evolution & Phylogeny. Google books (some pages omitted); American Institute of Biological Sciences (Springer), 404 pages.

! Now available: Thomas N. Taylor, Edith L. Taylor, Michael Krings: "Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants". 2nd ed., 1252 pages, Academic Press 2009, Amsterdam. A cornerstone of modern palaeobotany!
See also Amazon customer reviews: "A superlative encyclopedic treatise on paleobotany", or: "... one of the best paleobotany references ever produced"; and here (Amazon, in German).

! T.N. Taylor et al. (2009): Paleobotany: the biology and evolution of fossil plants (Google books, limited view).

H. Hamshaw Thomas (1936): Palaeobotany and the origin of the angiosperms. PDF file, The Botanical Review, 2: 97-418.

Franz Unger (1850): Genera et species plantarum fossilium.
Provided by Europeana (Europeana is a thematic network funded by the European Commission).

F. Unger (1852): Versuch einer Geschichte der Pflanzenwelt. 364 p., Wien, W. Braumüller. Hosted by Hathi Trust Digital Library, a collaboration of universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for their digitized collections.

! Franz Unger (1847): Chloris Protogaea: Beiträge zur Flora der Vorwelt (in German). Provided by Google books. Also available in PDF.

Franz Unger (1845): Synopsis plantarum fossilium.
Provided by Europeana (Europeana is a thematic network funded by the European Commission).

Österreich Lexikon: Franz Unger, 1800 - 1870. Short biographical entry (in German). Lithography by A. Dauthage. See also:
Antiquariaat Junk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: UNGER, F. Chloris protogaea. Beiträge zur Flora der Vorwelt. Leipzig, in Commission bei W. Engelmann, (1841)-1847. Detail picture page.

ViFaBio, The Virtual Library of Biology (University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, Germany):
! Electronic Journals.
German botanical journals collection 1753-1914. ! The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with BGBM (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem), is digitising and making available these German botanical journals.

! Georg Anton Volkmann (1720): Silesia subterranea. One of the earliest depictions of fossil plants. Google books. Also available as free PDF (55.5 MB!).
See also here (in German).

Jack A. Wolfe (1978): A Paleobotanical Interpretation of Tertiary Climates in the Northern Hemisphere: Data from fossil plants make it possible to reconstruct Tertiary climatic changes, which may be correlated with changes in the inclination of the earth's rotational axis. In PDF, American Scientist, 66: 694-703.










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