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Author Purvis, William (Ole William)

Title Lichens / William Purvis
Published London : Natural History Museum, [2000]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  579.7 Pur/Lic  AVAILABLE
Description 112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Life series
Life series.
Contents What is a lichen? -- How lichens 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 -- Glossary
Summary Lichenologist, William Purvis here explores the unusual biology, amazing diversity and ecological importance of lichen. The text explains how understanding lichen biodiversity may lead to technological developments in medicine, metal prospecting and pollution control
Notes Includes index and glossary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lichens.
Author Natural History Museum (London, England)
LC no. 2000029146
ISBN 0565091530 paperback