Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo,Sylvia Duran Sharnoff,Stephen Sharnoff,Canadian Museum of Nature

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082495

Category: Nature

Page: 795

View: 1750

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

Keys to Lichens of North America

Author: Irwin M. Brodo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300195737

Category:

Page: 424

View: 1702

Created in response to requests from longtime users, this addition to the acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent. There is no comparable volume available for classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.

Common Lichens of Northeastern North America

A Field Guide

Author: Troy McMullin,Frances Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893275112

Category: Lichens

Page: 180

View: 5757

A light and easy-to-use field guide to the rich lichen flora of Northeastern North America. The authors have designed this user-friendly guide for amateur naturalists, nature interpreters, forestry workers, land surveyors, researchers and the general public. Meant to fit in a pocket or backpack, it requires no previous botanical experience and is written in non-technical language.

The Fungal Pharmacy

The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America

Author: Robert Rogers

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945954

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 608

View: 4219

In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.

Chaga

König der Heilpilze

Author: David Wolfe

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641139961

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 561

Das erste Buch über die sensationelle Heilkra des Chaga-Pilzes. Der bekannte Rohkost- und Heilnahrungsexperte David Wolfe präsentiert Heilpilze, die das Immunsystem stärken, Allergien beenden, die Krebsentwicklung aufhalten und Energie und Vitalität spenden. Er hebt insbesondere den Chaga-Pilz hervor, den „König der Heilpilze“, den die Menschen in Sibirien schon seit Jahrhunderten als Wundermittel kennen. Den natürlichen Chaga-Pilz gibt es als Extrakt oder Pulver, und er hält eine unübertroffene Menge an gesundheitsfördernden Wirkstoffen bereit – ein echtes Gesundheitselixier.

Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America

Author: Dale Hadley Vitt,Janet E. Marsh,Robin Bruce Bovey

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

ISBN: 9781551055695

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 9349

This book brings the small yet beautiful world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns to those interested in the fascinating world of our Northwest nature. Covering the region from southern Oregon to Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan, this guide features: * Over 370 of the most common species enhanced with photos * Hundreds of additional similar species described * The major vegetation zones in northwestern North America * Habitat descriptions and distribution maps * Systematic keys to the species in each section * Horsetails and clubmosses, as well as mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns.

A Field Guide to California Lichens

Author: Stephen Sharnoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300195002

Category: Nature

Page: 405

View: 4721

The definitive guide to California's diverse array of lichen flora, with color photographs and descriptions of over 500 species

The Macrolichens of New England

Descriptions, Color Illustrations, Identification Keys, Conservation Status

Author: James Wadsworth Hinds,Patricia L. Hinds

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden PressDept

ISBN: 9780893274771

Category: Gardening

Page: 584

View: 696

Nature Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793627

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9317

The stunning wildlife along the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts more than 14 million annual visitors from near and far for viewing and photographing opportunities. This information-packed, pocket-size field guide features more than 200 species of mammals, birds, insects, fish, wildflowers, mushrooms and more in a convenient, portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, species are arranged by family to aid in quick identification. This book also includes ecosystem and geology information about the park as well as suggested nature hikes. This is the perfect nature guide for your next trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park

Author: Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300221X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 7365

This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Shenandoah National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to animals, plants, insects and more that reside in the Shenandoah Valley in a colorful and portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions and with full cooperation from the park association, this book will appeal to the 1.1 million visitors who travel to Shenandoah every year.

Herzogia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bryology

Page: N.A

View: 4590

Fungal Families of the World

Author: P. F. Cannon,P. M. Kirk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851998275

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 9936

The Dictionary of the Fungi has been published continuously by CABI from it's outset in 1943 to the latest (tenth) edition in 2008. The primary feature of the Dictionary is an authoritative consensus classification of the fungi, that has been widely accepted as an enabling and informing framework for research into pure and applied mycology. Fungal Families of the World has been conceived as an illustrative and more approachable companion to the Dictionary. Second it provides further substantial information on the 536 currently accepted families of Fungi, with more detailed descriptions and notes on ecology, economic uses, and the like. Third (and perhaps most importantly), it depicts the extraordinary range of morphological structures found in fungi, celebrating myco-diversity and perhaps stimulating interest in mycology by those individuals outside the inner circle of fungal systematists. The taxonomic framework for Fungal Families of the World is based upon that of the ninth edition of Dictionary but has been substantially updated to confirm with the findings of two major US-led research projects on fungal systematics, popularly referred to as Deep Hydra and AFTOL (Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life). The book contains images for over 400 families of the Fung, representing substantially wider fungal diversity than has been achieved before in a single publication. Where practical illustration of both macroscopic and microscopic features have been included. Fungal Families of the World will be of great value to students and researchers in biology, ecology and conservation, to mycologists, agriculturalists and foresters and serves as an informative companion to the Dictionary of the Fungi.

American Arctic Lichens: The microlichens

Author: John Walter Thomson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299134600

Category: Science

Page: 675

View: 6079

American Arctic Lichens: 2.The Microlichens is the second volume of John W. Thomson's fundamental reference work on the lichens of the American Arctic, the product of almost four decades of field research and analysis. Thomson, the world's foremost lichenologist of the Arctic region, has undertaken fourteen expeditions to the U.S. and Canadian Arctic to find and identify 623 species in 106 genera of microlichens. Complementing his taxonomy and classifications are 201 black and white illustrations and 512 maps. By bringing together in a single volume keys, descriptions, maps, illustrations, statements of color reactions, chemistry, and ecology, Thomson makes available a compendium of knowledge hitherto available only in scattered literature. American Arctic Lichens 2 will serve as a manual for identification of the crustose lichens of the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic--as well as of other circumpolar regions of the world--providing an invaluable aid to ecologists, conservationists, naturalists, plant taxonomists, and students of Arctic resources and wildlife. Complementing this volume is American Arctic Lichens: 1. The Macrolichens (Columbia University Press, 1984). Together, the two-volume work covers 965 species of lichens in 166 genera, flora Thomson considers an "untapped resource of nature." Thomson notes that lichens, under systematic biochemical explorations, provide ecological indicators, and could provide possible new treatments for cancer and other human diseases. The availability of this manual will greatly accelerate future botanical studies of the vast and fascinating American Arctic.

Lichen ecology

Author: M. R. D. Seaward

Publisher: Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 550

View: 3490

Includes "Lichens of the boreal coniferous zone" by Teuvo Ahti.

Tree

A Life Story

Author: David Suzuki,Wayne Grady

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1926685539

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 5252

“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism’s modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree’s pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it — including human beings — is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman’s original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted.