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The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

By: Nicholas P Money(Author)

197 pages, 9 halftones, 27 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jan 2007 | #162996 | ISBN-13: 9780195189711
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About this book

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.

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

"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 interesting and unexpected asides and notes, so you never quite know what to expect-enthusiasm and excitement exude from every page... This is a book all mycologists should read, and one that should be compulsory in plant pathology courses." --MycologicalResearch

"Biologists and the scientifically informed public will benefit from the opportunity to learn about the classic fungal diseases of plants in a book written in an enjoyable, often witty style. ... Money uses colorful language in explaining much of the intricate biology of fungi; he is scientifically accurate and serious when appropriate." --Choice

"The book rewards its readers-including those who begin the book with little interest in fungi-by focusing on plants with obvious importance to people (chestnut and

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