Wrap your mind around science books this Christmas

Irish Times | Nov 25, 2021 at 7:00 AM
  • If you are seeking gifts for curious minds this festive season – or perhaps the mind you seek for is your own – then wrap yourself around science books that use storytelling to powerful effect.
  • The scientists used fluorescence microscopy to examine tiny structures on the fossils, including the pores on the underside of leaves called stomata that allow gases in and out.
  • Counting stomata and looking for charcoal in rock layers offer clues about the atmospheric conditions at the time the plant was alive.