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Lichens Above Treeline: A Hiker's Guide to Alpine Zone Lichens of the Northeastern US

Field / Identification Guide

By: Ralph Pope

80 pages, 103 colour photos, maps

University Press of New England

Paperback | Mar 2006 | #155548 | ISBN: 1584654023
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NHBS Price: £17.95 $22/€20 approx

About this book

A guide to the lichens of the White Mountains, Green Mountains, Adirondacks, and nearby alpine and rugged coastal environment. It provides color magnified photographs, a color bar, scientific and common names, notes and information on growth forms, substrate, reproduction and comparisons to similar species, references, glossary, and bibliography.

A beautifully illustrated and practical guide to the alpine lichens... Worth the carry for climbers and hikers heading for the hills. - Irwin Brodo, Lichenologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and author of The Lichens of North America; "At last, a well-illustrated field guide to the alpine lichens of the Northeast, complete enough to cover the species most likely to be noticed, but lightweight enough to justify lugging up the mountain... I could really have used a book like this 40 years ago when I was tramping around the White Mountains of New Hampshire every weekend, wondering what all those things were that were not vascular plants or mosses." - Jim Hinds, Lichenologist and Alpine Zone Ecologist, Orono, Maine; "This field guide is a remarkable, beautifully illustrated addition to the growing body of popular lichen books." - Scott LaGreca, Lichen Curator, London Museum of Natural History"

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Ralph Pope is an adjunct professor of Northeastern flora at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H., where he also earned his M.S. in Environmental Studies.

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