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The triumph of the fungi : blights, rusts, and rots that reshaped the Earth

Author: Nicholas P Money
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history, this book focuses on the biology of the well- and lesser-known diseases, and also tells the stories of the scientists involved in their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas P Money
ISBN: 9780195189711 019518971X
OCLC Number: 76819136
Description: 256 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1: Landscape Architect (Chestnut Blight)2: A Farewell to Elms (Dutch Elm Disease)3: The Decaffeinator (Coffee Rust)4: Chocaholic Mushroom (Cacao Diseases)5: Rubber Eraser (Rubber Blight)6: Cereal Killers (Cereal Smuts and Rusts)7: Potato Soup (Potato Blight)8: Blights, Rusts, and Rots Never Sleep: A Look at Forestry and Agriculture, Biological Warfare, and the Global Impact of Fungal Disease
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"Money writes in an easy and pleasant fashion with strong personal opinions; he essentially provides a one-on-one colloquy."--The Quarterly Review of Biology"It is a seriously good read, packed with Read more...

 
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