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Freshwater Algae: Their Microscopic World Explored Hardcover – 1 Sep 1994
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Hardcover, 1 Sep 1994
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The book is not intended to be an identification guide; it only reports to the genus level of the selected algae. But the pictures are really inspiring!
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I was first aquainted with these pictures about 20 years ago, and have longed to see them done justice in print. Her husband, John, is one of the most outstanding algologists of this century, and his contribution helps explain features of the individual algae in terms which are easy to understand.
While nutrients have often been the obsessional focus of algal dynamics, Hilda Lund has made a life study of the role of the fungal infections, and it is good to see her perspective (and accompanying photographs).
For the quality of its science and beauty, this book should be a treasured possession for any aspiring or seasoned limnologist.
The excellent photography of Hilda Canter-Lund and the expert writing of her husband, the algologist J. W. Lund, have combined to make up a book that is both textbook and work of art- an unusual combination to say the least! The photos are clear and detailed. It is hard to find any major fault with this book because it is essentially unique. I have seen nothing quite like it on fresh water microscopic organisms.
The price ... and the difficulty of getting it in the United States probably precludes it from being generally read, but to the professional or amateur fresh water biologist this book is a treasure.