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The Observer’s Book of Lichens - Warne, 1977


Title: Observer’s Book of Lichens
Author: K. L. Alvin
Publisher: Frederick Warne
Publication Date: 1977
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear

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Reader's note

This brilliant little pocket book is a 1977 edition of The Observer’s Book of Lichens! These colourful and fascinating organisms possess many unusual, even unique, characteristics and in recent years increasing interest has been shown in them by both scientists and laymen. This book provides a concise and up-to-date introduction to their study. The first section of the book gives a general account of their structure, reproduction and mode of life. Notes on where different species are to be found and hints on collection are also included. The main part of the book consists of fully illustrated descriptions of over 160 species.