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Mosses & Liverworts

Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 97
By: Ron D Porley(Author), Nick Hodgetts(Author)
512 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A long-awaited addition to the botany titles in the highly-regarded Collins New Naturalist series
Mosses & Liverworts
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  • Mosses & Liverworts ISBN: 9780007174003 Paperback Dec 2005 Out of Print #137629
  • Mosses & Liverworts ISBN: 9780002202121 Hardback Dec 2005 Out of Print #137628
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Complete your New Naturalist collection with Harper Collins's facsimile versions, which are printed on demand. Mosses & Liverworts was first published in 2005.

Mosses and liverworts known as bryophytes are a group of about 24,000 fairly low-growing plants which have no roots to speak of. Nor do they have flowers, but breed instead by spores. Both are commonly found in damp places, like ditches and beside streams.

This authoritative guide explains their ecological importance, how they can act as environmental indicators and their general biology. With full-colour illustrations throughout, it covers:
- distribution patterns and dispersal mechanisms
- their relation with climate
- historical uses for mosses
- habitats and emmunities

This is a branch of botany which has always relied heavily on amateur involvement, and the authors explain what amateurs can do today to increase our knowledge about these essential plants.

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Biography

Ron Porley works for English Nature as a botanist and is chief adviser on bryophytes. Prior to that, he worked for the Nature Conservancy Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Nick Hodgetts worked as a botanist with governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations until 2001, when he became a free-lance botanist and bryologist. Also involved with the BBS and ECCB, he is co-author of the British and European bryophyte Red Data Books.

Monograph
Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 97
By: Ron D Porley(Author), Nick Hodgetts(Author)
512 pages, colour illustrations
Publisher: HarperCollins
NHBS
A long-awaited addition to the botany titles in the highly-regarded Collins New Naturalist series
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