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The complexity, diversity, and beauty of liverworts make them absorbing objects of study and research. In explanations that do not intimidate or oversimplify, the author describes the nearly 200 species in 62 genera found in diverse habitats throughout the six New England states. Features that can be seen with a hand lens are emphasized, so that curious naturalists will not need a compound microscope. Color photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, and simple keys assist in the identification of common species, and a helpful glossary of terms is also included. The volume Includes a nice discussion of the New England landscape and its considerable variation in geography and geology.
Mary Lincoln is an amateur bryologist who studied Art History at Smith College, graduating in 1974. She earned her JD from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1982 and her LLM in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law in 1986. She studied mosses and liverworts at Eagle Hill in Steuben, Maine with Norton Miller, Nancy Slack, Bill Buck and Wilf Schofield, and taught about them at the New England Wildflower Society in Framingham, MA. After living in the Boston area for over 30 years, Mary now lives in a restored schoolhouse in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Mary S.G. Lincoln's Author Page