Natural History, Vol. 117

Natural History, Vol. 117 : October 2008 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Natural History, Vol. 117: October 2008 In any case, lichens do provide clear benefits from a human point of view - antibiotic synthesis and dye making, to name just two. Caribou and reindeer depend on lichens for food, and many birds use lichens to build their nests. Re cently, a land snail in the Canary Islands was discovered to camou flage itself by gluing thick coats of lichen on its shell. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 93 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243052472
  • 9780243052479