Sixty-one authors, 30 chapters and 541 pages of interesting information, ideas, illustrations and interpretations on the marine Eocene–Oligocene transition: this is a substantial piece of work that represents an excellent and up-to-date summary of the Earth’s last greenhouse to icehouse transition. Reviews of such weighty works can be either summaries of a book’s organization and content or summaries of a book’s major findings. When agreeing to review this book, I thought I would attempt the latter review model. But then I read the last chapter of From Greenhouse to Icehouse and I found that the editors/authors had already done an...

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