the triumph of the fungi a rotten history

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The Triumph Of The Fungi

Author : Nicholas P. Money
ISBN : 9780195189711
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Everyone is aware of the nineteenth-century Irish potato famine, but fungal diseases of many other crops have had similarly apocalyptic consequences. Today, coffee, cacao, and rubber are threatened by fungi throughout the tropics. Indeed, fungi have carved their way through the ages, attacking every plant that we cultivate, constantly exploiting new hosts. In The Triumph of the Fungi, Nicholas Money offers an intimate picture of these pernicious microbes, the scientists who have sought to control them, and the people directly impacted by the loss of forest trees and cash crops. Even with the development of fungicides and other scientific breakthroughs, fungi continue to be unstoppable - this is the story of their triumph.

The Triumph Of The Fungi A Rotten History

Author : Nicholas P. Money
ISBN : 019518971X
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This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants, caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and decimated human populations. The Triumph of the Fungi focuses on the fascinating biology of the well- and lesser-known diseases, and also tells the stories of the scientists involved in their study, and of the people directly impacted by the loss of forest trees like the chestnut, and cash crops such as coffee and cacao. In a surprisingly brief time, human knowledge of the fungi that infect plants has evolved from Biblical superstition, to the recognition of the true nature of plant disease, and, more recently, to a sense of awe for the sophistication of these microbes. The crucial issue of human culpability in these fungal epidemics is addressed in the books closing chapter.


Author : Nicholas P. Money
ISBN : 9780199912360
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An illuminating look at the wonders of mushroom biology and an exploration of their enduring appeal

Magical Mushrooms Mischievous Molds

Author : George W. Hudler
ISBN : 0691070164
Genre : Nature
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Traces the history of mushrooms and molds in society, examining their role in the Irish potato famine, in the Salem Witch Trials, and in the creation of ginger snaps

Cellular And Molecular Biology Of Filamentous Fungi

Author : Katherine A. Borkovich
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215311890
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Fungal cellular and molecular biology has entered an unprecedented phase of rapid growth and change. The availability of complete genome sequences coupled with the advent of new genetic and molecular tools has made possible analyses that were deemed unthinkable just 5 years ago. In the current environment, it is advantageous to have access to books that synthesize and rationalize the new information gleaned from genomics with the accumulated literature from years of research in the field, such as this text.

Fungal Biology In The Origin And Emergence Of Life

Author : David Moore
ISBN : 9781107652774
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A unique account of life's evolution using the most recent research and weaving evolution of fungi into evolution of eukaryotes.

Carpet Monsters And Killer Spores

Author : Nicholas P. Money
ISBN : 0195172272
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Toxic molds and "sick building syndrome" are the topic of this hair-raising contribution to popular science. A must-have for anyone concerned about the potential for toxic molds in the home: homeowners, lawyers, those in the real estate profession, hypochondriacs, and the generally curious.

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