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Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Mycology

In the Company of Mushrooms A Biologist's Tale

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By: Elio Schaechter
280 pages, 16 col photos, b/w illus
In the Company of Mushrooms
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  • In the Company of Mushrooms ISBN: 9780674445550 Paperback Dec 1997 Out of Print #95442
  • In the Company of Mushrooms ISBN: 9780674445543 Hardback Dec 1997 Out of Print #65495
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About this book

In this book Elio Schaechter, a distinguised biologist, reveals the power of these curious organisms, and demonstrates their key role in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems.

Contents

Part I Mushrooms and other fungi: mushrooms in our midst; the life history of the mushroom; umbrellas and other variations. Part II Collecting, in solitude and in groups: a foray in the woods; a walk on the lawn; mushrooms united. Part III Culinary tales: a matter of taste; white buttons, shiitake and other tamed species; truffles, stinkhorns and corn smut. Part IV A knigdom of versatile parts: mushrooms, the mind and the body; murder and more mushroom mayhem; the train wrecker and other sturdy mushrooms; insects as fungus gardeners. The biologist as mushroom hunter.

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Out of Print
By: Elio Schaechter
280 pages, 16 col photos, b/w illus
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