lichens of ireland an illustrated introduction to over 250 species

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Lichens Of Ireland

Author : Paul Whelan
ISBN : 9781848895195
Genre : Nature
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Ireland’s oceanic and temperate climate acts as a wonderful host to over 1,165 species of lichen. This is a richer biodiversity than that of flowering plants or the mosses, liverworts and ferns of Ireland. A concise introduction to lichen biology and ecology, this guide features: • lichen terminology explained using line drawings and photographs; • descriptions of over 250 Irish species with colour photographs; • a guide to chemical tests, fieldwork and how to keep a herbarium; • a vice-county distribution map for every described species.

East Of Ireland Walks

Author : Lenny Antonelli
ISBN : 9781848895461
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing water, weirs, locks and the changing countryside. Ireland's rivers and canals are rich in wildlife, history and folklore, and many can be explored on mostly flat, little-used trails. These hidden corridors of wildness through rural and urban Ireland reveal remnants of a time when trade, transport and industry in Ireland revolved around water rather than roads. Lenny Antonelli introduces some of the best river and canal trails in the east and east midlands, from short strolls to a five-day trek along the Barrow. These walks encompass iconic Irish rivers such as the Liffey, the Boyne and the Nore; and waterways such as the Grand and Royal Canals. There are lesser-known trails here too, from ravines in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to the young rivers of Wicklow’s deep wooded valleys. For those new to walking, these trails form easy introductions. For experienced walkers, they provide new and less-trodden paths through places of unexpected beauty. • Also available: 'Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide' by Helen Fairbairn

Lichens Of North America

Author : Irwin M. Brodo
ISBN : 9780300082494
Genre : Nature
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Lichens are a unique form of plant life, the product of a symbiotic association between an alga and a fungus. The beauty and importance of lichens have long been overlooked, despite their abundance and diversity in most parts of North America and elsewhere in the world. This stunning book - the first accessible and authoritative guidebook to lichens of the North American continent - fills the gap, presenting superb colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps, and keys for identifying the most common, conspicuous, or ecologically significant species. The book focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose, and crustose lichens (the latter rarely included in popular guidebooks) and presents information on another 70 species in the keys or notes, special attention is given to species endemic to North America. A comprehensive introduction discusses the biology, structure, uses, and ecological significance of lichens and is illustrated with 90 additional colour photos and many line drawings. English names are provided for most species, and the book also includes a glossary that explains technical terms. This visually rich and informative book will open the eyes of nature lovers everywhere to

Monitoring With Lichens Monitoring Lichens

Author : Pier Luigi Nimis
ISBN : 9789401004237
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive, up-to-date review of lichens as biomonitors of air pollution (bioindication, metal and radionuclide accumulation, biomarkers), and as monitors of environmental change (including global climate change and biodiversity loss) in a wide array of terrestrial habitats. Several methods for using lichens as biomonitors are described in a special section of the book.

The Lichens Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : Clifford W. Smith
ISBN : 0954041887
Genre : Science
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Collapse

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 9780141976969
Genre : History
File Size : 50. 94 MB
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Lichen Secondary Metabolites

Author : Branislav Ranković
ISBN : 9783319133744
Genre : Science
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The present book discusses in detail the nature and bioactive properties of lichen secondary metabolites. Their therapeutic potential ranges from antibiotic to antioxidant and from anticarcinogenic to antiviral activity. It further discusses their use in traditional medicine and highlights possible future directions in the study of their pharmaceutical potential.

Magical Mushrooms Mischievous Molds

Author : George W. Hudler
ISBN : 0691070164
Genre : Nature
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Traces the history of mushrooms and molds in society, examining their role in the Irish potato famine, in the Salem Witch Trials, and in the creation of ginger snaps

An Illustrated Guide To British Upland Vegetation

Author : Alison Averis
ISBN : 1861075537
Genre : Mountain plants
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Focuses on plant communities in the British uplands, bringing together the upland communities described in the National Vegetation Classification, together with several assemblages of plant species. A key enables the user to classify vegetation in the field and distribution maps provide many localities for communities.

Protocols In Lichenology

Author : Ilse Kranner
ISBN : 9783642563591
Genre : Science
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As an intricate association between a fungus and one or more green algae or cyanobacteria, lichens are one of the most successful examples of symbiosis. These fascinating organisms survive extreme desiccation and temperatures. They are adapted to a great variety of habitats, from deserts to intertidal zones, from tropical rain forests to the peaks of the Himalayas and to circumpolar ecosystems. Lichens are extremely efficient accumulators of atmospherically deposited pollutants, and are therefore widely used to monitor environmental pollution. Their wide range of secondary products show pharmaceutically interesting fungicidal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Lichens are extremely difficult to culture. This manual provides well-tested tissue culture protocols, protocols for studying lichen ultrastructure, (eco)physiology, primary and secondary compounds, and for using lichens as bioindicators.

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