Lichens (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 86)

Lichens (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 86)

Oliver Gilbert


Lichens are attention-grabbing and gorgeous organisms in a position to colonise an enormous diversity of habitats, together with probably most unlikely locations resembling naked icy mountain tops and sun-scorched coastal rocks. This e-book discusses all elements of British lichens, revealing the secrets and techniques in their good fortune. This variation is unique to newnaturalists.com

Lichens are interesting and lovely organisms in a position to colonise an unlimited diversity of habitats, together with possible very unlikely areas akin to naked icy mountain tops and sun-scorched coastal rocks. This e-book discusses all elements of British lichens, revealing the secrets and techniques in their success.

The booklet starts off via how lichens were used all through background in medicinal drugs, dyes, foodstuff and perfumes. It then is going directly to describe what lichens are, and the way they develop and reproduce. a close survey is given of the variety of habitats during which lichens are available: on timber, rocks, heaths and moors, chalk and limestone, mountains, rivers, lakes, the coast, partitions and constructions, so much famously on church buildings and in churchyards. Gilbert additionally discusses the susceptibility of lichens to pollution, and the way they are often used to observe environmental pollution.

The accomplished, reader-friendly textual content, over a hundred and fifty illustrations and sixteen pages of color, mix to make Lichens the definitive paintings in this topic of significant usual heritage curiosity.

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