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Donde Habitan los Dragones: Los Hongos en Ambientes Extremos o Poco Explorados [Here Be Dragons: Fungi in Extreme or Little Explored Environments]

By: María Teresa Tellería(Author)
167 pages, illustrations
Donde Habitan los Dragones: Los Hongos en Ambientes Extremos o Poco Explorados [Here Be Dragons: Fungi in Extreme or Little Explored Environments]
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Language: Spanish

This book delves into the history of life and diversity through the world of fungi, one of the most abundant and yet lesser known groups of organisms, in spite of recent advances in the field of mycology. Fungi play a primordial role as nature's recyclers, they act as parasites and pathogens and form alliances with many groups of organisms (bacteria, algae, plants, insects, etc.) contributing to the maintenance and development of ecosystems. In these profusely illustrated pages, María Teresa Tellería makes an exciting journey that takes the reader to the bottom of the sea and the most inhospitable places of Antarctica; she visits the cabin of Shackleton and looks at landscapes plagued by volcanoes and shallow waters in which life on our planet could have arisen. She wanders through carbonifeous forests and scans the life trapped in Cretaceous amber; she explores, in sum, some of the places where the dragons mentioned in the book's title might still live, as a metaphor for the lacunae in our knowledge of the fungal realm.

Summary in Spanish:
Este libro se adentra en la historia de la vida y en la diversidad a través del mundo de los hongos, uno de los grupos de organismos más abundantes y, sin embargo, menos conocidos, a pesar de los avances que en los últimos tiempos ha experimentado la micología. Capaces de colonizar todos los ambientes del planeta, con una gran diversidad de especies difícil de estimar, los hongos cumplen una función primordial como recicladores de la naturaleza, ejercen de parásitos y patógenos y forman alianzas con muchos grupos de organismos (bacterias, algas, plantas, insectos, etc.) contribuyendo al mantenimiento y desarrollo de los ecosistemas. En sus páginas, profusamente ilustradas, María Teresa Tellería realiza un apasionante recorrido que nos lleva al fondo del mar y a los parajes más inhóspitos de la Antártida; visita la cabaña de Shackleton y se asoma, también, a los paisajes plagados de volcanes y aguas someras en los que pudo surgir la vida en nuestro planeta. Merodea por los bosques carboníferos y escudriña la vida atrapada en el ámbar cretácico; explora, en suma, algunos de esos lugares donde aún habitan los dragones a los que apunta el título del libro, metáfora de las lagunas en el conocimiento del reino fúngico.

Contents

Agradecimientos
Prólogo

1. De LUCA a ELCA
2. El hilo de Ariadna
3. "Hic sunt dracones"
4. Viaje al fondo del mar
5. La cabaña de Shackleton
6. Hongos antárticos, la vida al límite
7. Epílogo

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By: María Teresa Tellería(Author)
167 pages, illustrations
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