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Greatly anticipated New Naturalist on fungi

Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 96

By: Brian Spooner

594 pages, 32 col plates, 250 b/w illus

Harper Collins

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #128711 | ISBN: 0002201534
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #128710 | ISBN: 0002201526
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About this book

Comprehensive account of the natural history of fungi, from their lifestyle, habitats and ecology to their uses for humans. Spooner and Roberts, both widely respected experts in fungi from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, examine all aspects of fungi, from their lifestyle and habitats to their diverse reproductive strategies. Chapters cover: the biology and evolution of fungi; fungi as agents of growth and decay; the relation of fungi to man, mammals and parasites; their natural and man-made habitats.



Editors' Preface
Authors' Foreword and Acknowledgements

Niether Animals nor Plants
Evolution and Diversity
Agents of Decay
Mycorrhizas: Promoters of Growth
Partners and Providers
Parasites and Predators
Grass and Grassland
Trees and Woodland
Dunes and Heathland
Marine and Salt Marsh
Specialised Natural Habitsts
Manmade Habitats
Fungi and Health
Folklore and Traditional Use
Food and Technology


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