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Lichens

lichens

Packed with stunning photographs, Lichens reveals the varied and intriguing world of these fascinating organisms.

ISBN: 0 565 09153 0

Author: William Purvis

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Lichens

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Lichenologist William Purvis explores their unusual biology, amazing diversity and ecological importance. He explains how understanding lichen biodiversity may lead to technological developments in medicine, metal prospecting and pollution control. This unique book includes new information on economic uses and outlines practical project ideas.

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