Lichen Biology,ed Thomas H. III;
Pub: 1996, U. of Cambridge Press Syndicate;
Print: U. of Cambridge University Press;
ICBN 0 521 45974 5, paperback, 303pp, W6"xH9"
Index, Bibliography, no Glossary;
Good quality paper, glued in signatures (glue still flexible after 16 years!), b/w photos.
This volume continues a series begun by Dr. M. E. Hale of the Smithsonian Museum; Hale's 3rd (and last) edition
of his The Biology of Lichens (underline!) dates from 1983.
In his preface, Dr. Nash describes Hale's work: "Because it summarized a wide range of information not found readily in other sources, it made seminal contributions to the development of lichenology... ."
In editor Nash's Lichen Biology (underline), the chapters are portioned out to specialist lichenologists. This demonstrates the vast expansion of investigations into the phenomena of lichens: No longer can a person become a Renaissance lichenologist!
You will be pleased to find that this text presented by Dr. Nash remains true to his assessment of Dr. Hale's work,
as cited above.
I would couple Lichen Biology (underline) with Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi (underline), 8th ed. . A&B will provide a quick reference for terms, systematics and authors mentioned but not explained in Nash's text.
(N. B. Amazonians: Here's a chance to 'sell across', e.g. "get a deal if purchase both")