Lichen biology /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Description:xi, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Nash, Thomas H. III
ISBN:0521453682 (hardback)
0521459745 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-287) and index.
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Nash (Arizona State Univ.), a highly esteemed lichenologist, has compiled an internationally authored, extensive work that provides complete coverage of lichen biology. The book contains 17 chapters, with topics ranging from the environmental role of lichens to organismal biochemistry, systematics, and sexual reproduction. The authors have also applied their expertise in lichen biology to subjects of global concern, such as carbon and nitrogen use and stress in changing environments. This well-structured, easy-to-comprehend work will be a powerful reference tool for advanced readers. An additional feature, the appendix covering lichen culture methods, makes this volume extremely useful for the researcher/teacher. This completely updated second edition (1st ed., 1996), with four new chapters, will bring any library collection up to date on lichen biology and complement current holdings. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. L. Swatzell Southeast Missouri State University

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