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Lichens (Life)
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Lichens (Life)

Tapa blanda, 112 páginas, 21 x 0.8 x 23.5 cm.
Thames and Hudson

From rocky coasts and urban churchyards to rainforests and mountain summits, lichens are a familiar part of the landscape, yet their biological nature has long been an enigma. Lichenologist William Purvis explores their unusual biology, amazing diversity and ecological importance. He explains how understanding lichen biodiversity leads to technological developments in medicine, metal prospecting and pollution control. This unique book includes up-to-date information on economic uses and outlines practical project ideas for collecting and studying lichens. Packed with stunning photographs, Lichens reveals the varied and intriguing world of these fascinating organisms that are key indicators of the Earth s environmental health.