Biodiversity in the North West: 2020 SPECIAL OFFER - 'Mildews' and 'Slime Moulds'

Biodiversity in the North West: 2020 SPECIAL OFFER - \'Mildews\' and \'Slime Moulds\'

£19.99

Bruce Ing, Biodiversity in the North West: The Slime Moulds of Lancashire and Cumbria  AND Bruce Ing, Biodiversity in the North West: The Mildews of Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria

This is a special introductory offer of £19.99 for individuals to order both new Biodiversity in the North West print titles directly using this ordering system.

Biodiversity in the North West: The Slime Moulds of Lancashire and Cumbria
The historical counties of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland have a rich diversity of geology, landscape, vegetation and wildlife. This is an account of a group of fascinating organisms, the slime moulds, which are neither slimy nor moulds, and have been shuffled between the animal and plant kingdoms, neither to which they belong!

After a short introduction to the biology and ecology of slime moulds, the physical and ecological environment of present-day Lancashire and Cumbria is described. The main part of the book is a detailed catalogue of all the species ever recorded in the region. The records date back to the nineteenth century but are mostly concentrated in the last sixty years, up to the present. The book is a companion volume to The Slime Moulds of Cheshire, published in 2011 in the Biodiversity in the North West series.

The author, who is Visiting Professor of Environmental Biology and Emeritus Professor of Applied Science at the University of Chester, has studied slime moulds since 1957 and is a world authority on the group. He has published more than 200 papers on slime moulds and has produced the standard work on the British and Irish species, reprinted in 2020. He lived in Mold for nearly forty years but is now retired to the north-west Highlands of Scotland, where he continues to research the local fungi.


Biodiversity in the North West: The Mildews of Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria
The historical counties of Cheshire, Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland have a rich diversity of geology, landscape, vegetation and wildlife. This is an account of a group of fascinating fungi, the downy and powdery mildews. They belong to quite different groups of fungi, in the broadest sense, and are important parasites on flowering plants.

After a short introduction to the biology and ecology of mildews, the physical and ecological environment of old Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria is described. The main part of the book is a detailed catalogue of all the species ever recorded in the region. The records date back to the nineteenth century but are mostly concentrated in the last sixty years, up to the present. Of particular interest is the evolutionary relationship between the fungi and their hosts – an excellent example of co-evolution in action.

The author, who is Visiting Professor of Environmental Biology and Emeritus Professor of Applied Science at the University of Chester, has studied slime moulds since 1957 and is a world authority on the group. He has published more than 200 papers on slime moulds and has produced the standard work on the British and Irish species, reprinted in 2020. He has also studied mildews for more than fifty years and has published numerous papers on the group. He lived in Mold for nearly forty years but is now retired to the north-west Highlands of Scotland, where he continues to research the local fungi.
 

Ordering information
Bruce Ing, Biodiversity in the North West: The Slime Moulds of Lancashire and Cumbria, 2020, ISBN 978-1-910481-06-6, £10.99  AND Bruce Ing, Biodiversity in the North West: The Mildews of Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, 2020, ISBN 978-1-910481-09-7, £10.99.

These books can be purchased directly from the publisher using this ordering system and through booksellers and distributors. This order is for print books only and these are despatched through the postal system. The e-book versions(ISBN 978-1-908258-36-3 and ISBN 978-1-908258-39-4)) are available to order through Google Play and library collections including ebrary, EBL, EBSCO, Ebook Central and Gardners.

 

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