Splendor of Humble Symbionts

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2485-2486
DOI: 10.1126/science.1068383

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Lichens of North America. Irwin M. Brodo, Sylvia Duran Sharnoff, and Stephen Sharnoff. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001. 819 pp. $69.95, £50. ISBN 0-300-08249-5.

Specialists and amateur naturalists alike will find this superbly illustrated guidebook a goldmine of information on the identification and ecology of the often overlooked lichens.