Phycology is the scientific study of Algae and Seaweed. 'Practical Phycology' addresses the functional application of algae in Human Systems. Algae biofuels holds the spotlight at this time, yet many are finding it to be a dead end economically. There are myriad uses for algae from food and medicine to wastewater management. 'Practical Phycology' is designed as an introduction to the field of algae, and a tool for those looking to begin cultivating algae at home, in schools, or on a farm. William Padilla-Brown has been working with Algae for the past 4 years for food and integrated permaculture systems on his mushroom farm (Find videos at Youtube.com/ApexGrower ).