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Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Moss Liverwort Picture Book


A Trailside Guide to Mosses and Liverworts of the Cherokee National Forest.
Self-published by Paul G. Davison with contributions from Mark J. Pistrang
A non-technical guide to 52 common genera of mosses and liverworts found in the
southeastern United States. Seventy-five species are illustrated in 210 full
color photographs. Text includes description of habitat, size, and
distinguishing characters. The range in magnification in the photographs aims to
make this a practical field guide that does not rely on microscopic characters.
$29.95, softcover, 8 x 10 inches
Purchase and preview of the first 15 pages are available at on-line
The work was produced with support from the University of North Alabama and
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. No royalties are earned from sales.
To preview or purchase "A Trailside Guide to Mosses and Liverworts of
the Cherokee National Forest" visit

Click on "Bookstore" near the top of the page (the Bookstore link is in
small type)

Once the Bookstore page loads, locate the search field in the top right
side of the page. Type in any of the
following keywords (only one keyword needed): moss, liverwort, or
trailside. Hit the return (enter) key on your
keyboard and click on the book in the results. That should do it.

Paul G. Davison
UNA Box 5232
Department of Biology
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL 35632

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