Mosses and Liverworts (Collins New Naturalist)

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9780002202121: Mosses and Liverworts (Collins New Naturalist)

A long-awaited addition to the botany titles in the highly-regarded Collins New Naturalist series, this book covers mosses and liverworts, a group of about 24,000 fairly low-growing plants.  This authoritative guide explains their ecological importance, how they can act as environmental indicators and their general biology. With full-colour illustrations throughout, it covers distribution patterns and dispersal mechanisms, their relation with climate, historical uses for mosses, and habitats. This is a branch of botany which has always relied heavily on amateur involvement, and the authors explain what amateurs can do today to increase our knowledge about these essential plants.

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Ron Porley works for English Nature as a botanist and is chief adviser on bryophytes. Prior to that, he worked for the Nature Conservancy Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Nick Hodgetts worked as a botanist with governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations until 2001, when he became a free-lance botanist and bryologist. Also involved with the BBS and ECCB, he is co-author of the British and European bryophyte Red Data Books.

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