Slayers, Saviors, Servants and Sex

An Exposé of Kingdom Fungi
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ISBN-13:
9780387950983
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
21.12.2000
Seiten:
188
Autor:
David Moore
Gewicht:
295 g
Format:
235x155x10 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

In this highly entertaining book, mycologist David Moore presents a fascinating and lively guide to the fungal kingdom. He explores their role in food and agriculture and their dual role as infectious agents and providers of the most potent antibiotics. He also explores their fascinating evolutionary origins and shows us how life would not be possible without them. Throughout, the book relates interesting stories such as the Irish Potato famine and the discovery of penicillin. Anyone interested in biology and the natural world will find this an enjoyable and informative read.
In this highly entertaining book, mycologist David Moore presents in a fascinating and lively way a guide to the fungal kingdom. He explores their role in food and agriculture and their dual role as infectious agents and providers of the most potent antibiotics. He also explores their fascinating evolutionary origins and shows us how life would not be possible without them. Throughout, the book relates interesting stories such as the Irish Potato famine and the discovery of penicillin. Anyone interested in biology and the natural world will find this an enjoyable and informative read.
1 ? Toxins: Kill the Primates, Rule the World.- 2 ? Blights, Rusts, Bunts, and Mycoses.- 3 ? Decay and Degradation.- 4 ? Joining Forces.- 5 ? Fungi in Medicine.- 6 ? Turning the Tables.- 7 ? Let's Party!.- 8 ? The Old Kingdom in Time and Space.- 9 ? Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Educated Fleas Do It: But Why?.- 10 ? The Cavalry Is Coming.- Sources.- Word Games.- Solutions to Word Games.

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