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The Kingdom Fungi

The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

By Steven L. Stephenson

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Published By
Timber Press
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Number Of Pages
328
Publication Date
April 21, 2010
ISBN
9780881928914

The Kingdom Fungi

The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

By Steven L. Stephenson

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The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn’t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can’t survive without fungi.

The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms. It sheds light on their ecologically important roles in nature, their fascinating relationships with people, plants, and animals, and their practical applications in the manufacture of food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. The book includes information about “true” fungi, fungus-like creatures (slime molds and water molds), and a group of “composite” organisms (lichens) that are more than just fungi. Particular attention is given to examples of fungi that might be found in the home and encountered in nature.

The Kingdom Fungi is a useful introductory text for naturalists, mycologists, and anyone who wants to become more familiar with, and more appreciative of, the fascinating world of fungi.

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“A beautifully formatted and informative book on a little-known subject, this is a pleasure both to look at and to read.” —SciTech Book News

 

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Product details

Published By
Timber Press
Categories
Number Of Pages
328
Publication Date
April 21, 2010
ISBN
9780881928914

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