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Series: Natural History Museum Life Series

By: William Purvis

112 pages, Col photos, figs

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Sep 2007 [2007 reprint] | #105734 | ISBN-13: 9780565091538
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

About this book

Explores the unusual biology, amazing diversity and ecological importance of lichens and explains how understanding lichen biodiversity may lead to technological developments in medicine, metal prospecting and pollution control. Also includes new information on economic uses and outlines practical project ideas.


What is lichen?; how lichen grow, multiply and disperse; lichen biodiversity; evolution, classification and naming; ecological role; lichens in forests; lichens in extreme environments; biomonitoring; prospecting and dating; economic uses; practical projects.

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