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Mushroom

Author: Nicholas P Money
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illuminating look at the wonders of mushroom biology and an exploration of their enduring appeal. Nicholas Money leads readers through a history of mushroom research, painting portraits of the colourful characters involved in their study.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Money, Nicholas P.
Mushroom.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011009269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas P Money
ISBN: 9780199918515 0199918511
OCLC Number: 787846050
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 201 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Preface ; Chapter 1: Angels on the Lawn: How Mushrooms Develop ; Chapter 2: Gill Gymnastics: The Beautiful Mechanism of Mushroom Spore Release ; Chapter 3: Triumph of the Fungi: Diversity and Functions of Mushroom ; Chapter 4: Satan's Gourmand: Harvesting Wild Mushrooms ; Chapter 5: Snow White and Baby Bella: Global Industry of Mushroom Cultivation ; Chapter 6: Death Caps: Poisonous Mushrooms and Mushroom Poisoning ; Chapter 7: Magic Mushrooms: The Culture and Science of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms ; Chapter 8: Cures for Mortality?: The Medicinal Mushroom Fraud ; Notes ; Index
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Botanist Nicholas Money is unashamedly in thrall to the 'fungal sex organ'. In this brilliant scientific and cultural exploration, these organisms of rot and soil positively sparkle. * Nature *

 
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