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Author Money, Nicholas P.,
Title Mushroom / Nicholas P. Money.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Author Money, Nicholas P.,
Subject Mushrooms.
Mushrooms, Poisonous.
Mushrooms, Hallucinogenic.
Mushrooms -- Therapeutic use.
Edible mushrooms.
Mushroom culture.
Cultivated mushroom.
Mushroom industry.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-194) and index.
Contents Angels on the lawn : how mushrooms develop -- Gill gymnastics : the beautiful mechanism of mushroom spore release -- Triumph of the fungi : the diversity and functions of mushroom-forming fungi -- Satan's gourmand : harvesting wild mushrooms -- Snow White and Baby Bella : the global industry of mushroom cultivation -- Death caps and muscle wasters : poisonous mushrooms and mushroom poisoning -- The Victorian hippie : Mordecai Cooke and the science of mushroom intoxication -- Cures for mortality? : the medicinal mushroom fraud.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199875788 (electronic bk.)
0199875782 (electronic bk.)
9780199732562
0199732566
OCLC # 779849464
Additional Format Print version: Money, Nicholas P. Mushroom. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199732562 (DLC) 2011009269 (OCoLC)709407718


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