HarperCollins (Harper Collins), 2000, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First
Lichens are fascinating and often beautiful organisms able to colonise a vast range of habitats, including seemingly impossible places such as bare rock on the top of the highest mountains. This new title in the ever popular New Naturalist series covers all aspects of British Lichens, revealing the secrets of their success. An introductory chapter looks at how lichens have been used throughout history in medicines, dyes and perfumes. The book then goes on to describe what lichens are, and how they grow and reproduce. A detailed survey is given of the range of habitats in which lichens can be found: on trees, rocks, heaths and moors, chalk and limestone, mountains, rivers, lakes and buildings, most famously on churches and in churchyards. Drawing on his broad experience in this field, Gilbert also discusses how susceptible lichens are to pollution, and how the abundance or otherwise of these organisms is used to detect environmental pollution levels. Comprehensive text and over 150 illustrations, including 16 pages of colour, combine to make 'Lichens' the definitive work on this subject of great natural history importance. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 288 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. green cloth. Includes appendices, glossary, bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Natural History & Resources; Fungi; Algae; Lichen; Britain/UK; Environment & Ecology. ISBN: 0002200813. ISBN/EAN: 9780002200813. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4320.