A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer

by William A. Weber and James N. Corbridge Jr.

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A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer is an introduction and field guide to lichens in the Rocky Mountain region. It features seventy-two color plates picturing the most common and conspicuous species to be found in the mountains and foothills of the Rockies. Many of these lichens are also common in other geographic areas, giving the book a broader utility for those interested in lichens elsewhere. In addition to the plates, A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer contains a brief description of each species to assist in identification, along with a general introduction to lichens and their structure. The book is tailored to the novice, and includes a section on beginning a lichen collection.


William A. Weber is Professor and Curator Emeritus of the Herbarium, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. A highly acclaimed author with over 65 years of botanical experience in Colorado, he has written extensively on the flora of Colorado, including Rocky Mountain Flora (UPC 1991), A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer (with James N. Corbridge, UPC 1998), and three books with Ronald Wittman: Bryophytes of Colorado (Pilgrims Process 2010), Colorado Flora: Western Slope (UPC 2001) and Colorado Flora: Eastern Slope (UPC 2001).

James N. Corbridge, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Law. He has also served as Chancellor at the University of Colorado. His research areas include water law, natural resource law, and international water management. 

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  • Paperback Price: $25.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-490-7
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • Pages: 56
  • Illustrations: 72 color photographs
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by William A. Weber and James N. Corbridge Jr.
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