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    The Lives of Lichens: A Natural History

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    SeriesThe Lives of the Natural World
    AuthorRobert Lücking and Toby Spribille
    PublisherPrinceton University Press
    Size196 x 253x 28mm
    ImagesColour images
    Year published   2024

    Existing at the margins of life, lichens are the result of symbiotic relationships between fungi and photosynthesizing partners in the form of algae or cyanobacteria. Comprising more than twenty thousand species, lichens are pioneers in diverse ecosystems, colonizing virtually any surface and growing at almost any altitude. Found in rainforests, polar regions, deserts, and your backyard, lichens embody a paradox of toughness and sensitivity, surviving trips to space yet endangered by even the slightest environmental changes from industrial pollution here on Earth. Lichens grow everywhere, but only on their own terms: no one has ever fully assembled a lichen in the lab from its component parts. The Lives of Lichens explores all facets of these peculiar organisms, blending stunning macrophotography and graphics with in-depth coverage of profiled species to provide an unforgettable tour of the marvelous world of lichens.

    • Features a wealth of color illustrations
    • Covers symbiosis, biology, architecture, evolution, taxonomy, and much more
    • Provides an up-close look at lichens in their ecosystems
    • Discusses human relationships with lichens
    • Essential reading for nature lovers everywhere

    About the Authors

    Robert Lücking is Head of the Department of Evolution and Biodiversity at the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum of Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, where he presides over collections containing nearly one million lichens, fungi, and bryophytes. Toby Spribille is Canada Research Chair in Symbiosis and Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.


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