Lichens of Switzerland / Scheidegger, Keller, Stofer

Diversity, biology, nature conservation. With 52 excursions.

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The comprehensive nature guide to the lichens of Switzerland. Over 360 species portraits with distribution maps and 52 excursion suggestions for the whole year. With a foreword by Kim de l'Horizon. Lichens can be found everywhere: right on your doorstep, on trees and bushes, on stones and wooden posts, even on the highest Alpine peaks. While some attract attention with their intense colours, others only reveal their beauty under a magnifying glass. What they all have in common, however, is that they are extremely interesting creatures: lifelong compounds of a fungus and an alga or a cyanobacterium. "Lichens of Switzerland" portrays over 360 native species with photos, easy-to-understand texts and distribution maps. 

52 excursion suggestions invite you to discover the native world of lichens for yourself all year round. "I want illustrated books that are knowledgeable and fabulous, and books like these that are not about fungi or algae, but about lichen. 

Christoph Scheidegger, Christine Keller and Silvia Stofer use native lichens to show how diverse, complex, beautiful, inconspicuous and, above all, interwoven with the land and climate, life on this planet is." From the foreword by Kim de l'Horizon

Author's text

Silvia Stofer works at the WSL and heads the National Data and Information Centre for Lichens SwissLichens.

Technical Data

Author Christoph Scheidegger, Christine Keller, Silvia Stofer
Language German
ISBN 978-3-258-08309-4
Format Hardcover
Publisher Haupt Verlag
Publisher Haupt Verlag
Genre Botany
Publication 14.08.2023
Number of pages 592
Weight 1650g
Size H240mm x B170mm x D38mm
Edition 1st edition 2023

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