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LICHENS OF NORTH AMERICA
LICHENS OF NORTH AMERICA
THE BOOK
LICHENS OF NORTH AMERICA
Langue: Anglais
By Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff
Published by Yale University Press
Select drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque
Foreword by Peter Raven

Published in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature Photographic fieldwork sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden
Lichens of North America features 805 species from the United States and Canada described and illustrated in color (see Lichen Sampler and Lichen Portrait Gallery) approx. 500 additional species discussed 927 color photographs in a 9.5 x 11 inch format, 828 pages total 821 black and white illustrations, including newly compiled range maps for most of the species described keys illustrated introductory chapters the lichen components and the lichen association growth forms and special features of lichens reproduction, physiology, and growth; lichen substrates lichen chemistry lichens and ecosystems soils and nutrient cycling lichens and animals biogeography lichens and people, including environmental monitoring with lichens naming and classifying lichens collecting and studying lichens references and further reading
What reviewers have said:

"This is a book to love. It will open a whole new world for naturalists, professional and amateur, to explore and enjoy." --E.O. Wilson, Harvard University

"A long-sought triumph, gorgeously illustrated, accurate, accessible, and comprehensive." --Lynn Margulis, University of Massachusetts

"This volume is the twenty-first-century lichen equivalent of Audubon's Birds of America." --Thomas E. Lovejoy, Smithsonian Institution

 
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