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Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds

Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds Lowest new price: $17.27
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Author: Steven L. Stephenson
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This book identifies all the species one is likely to encounter, with extensive information on their structural features, distribution, and ecological associations. Superbly illustrated, including keys, it is an introduction to their biology as well as a field guide.

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National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides) Lowest new price: $7.42
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Author: National Audubon Society
Brand: Random House

A portable, comprehensive field guide--brimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocket--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This streamlined volume contains an easy-to-use field guide identifying 80 familiar North American mushrooms, an outline of identifying mushrooms characteristics, the basics of when and where to look for mushrooms and certain distinguishing qualities of poisonous mushrooms.

This pocket guide is teeming with information on this class of fungi; full-color photographs and descriptive line drawings, engaging mushroom lore on each individual mushroom species, specific identifying mushroom features, notes and warnings on each species' edibility and their poisonous lookalike counter-parts, geographical information and a guide to various mushroom family traits.

Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering then for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side.

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Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanácatl: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom

Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanácatl: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom Lowest new price: $11.28
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Over 30 contributors share their expertise on the chemical, biological, cultural, psychological, and experiential dimensions of psilocybin mushrooms

• Describes in vivid detail the consciousness-expanding experiences of psychoactive mushroom users

• Provides firsthand accounts of the controversial Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison and Good Friday studies

Teonanácatl was the name given to the visionary mushrooms used in ancient Mesoamerican shamanic ceremonies, mushrooms that contain psilocybin, the psychoactive agent identified by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. The rediscovery of these visionary mushrooms by the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a worldwide mushroom culture that inspired the consciousness revolution of the 1960s.

This book describes in vivid detail the consciousness-expanding experiences of psychoactive mushroom users--from artists to psychologists--and the healing visionary inspiration they received. It provides firsthand accounts of studies performed in the controversial Harvard Psilocybin Project, including the Concord Prison study and the Good Friday study. It describes how the use of the psilocybe mushroom spread from the mountains of Mexico into North America, Asia, and Europe by seekers of consciousness-expanding experiences. It also details how psilocybin has been used since the 1960s in psychotherapy, prisoner rehabilitation, the enhancement of creativity, and the induction of mystical experiences and is being studied as a treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus VI: The Modern Genera Keys and Descriptions

How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus VI: The Modern Genera Keys and Descriptions Lowest new price: $30.00
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Author: David L. Largent
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A variety of keys (to families, to genera within families, to modern genera using macroscopic features, keys to mushrooms growing on special substrates or in specific habitats). Detailed descriptions of all presently recognized genera, with comments on their status and possibilities for misidentification. Comprehensive chart enables one to identify segregate genera using stature types and spore color. Extensive glossary. An invaluable summary of modern generic concepts. Highly recommended.

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Yeast Stress Responses (Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit Series)

Yeast Stress Responses (Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit Series) Lowest new price: $77.25
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Author: Stefan Hohmann
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Reviews the state of research on the physiology of yeast stress responses and signal transduction pathways in yeast. Coverage includes adaptation to nutrient depletion in the yeast, stationary phase in the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast shock response, the response of yeast to osmotic stress, crucial factors in salt stress tolerance, ox

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Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom

Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom Lowest new price: $7.75
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Author: Andy Letcher
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Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy?
Was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey?
Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise?

The world of the magic mushroom is a place where shamans and hippies rub shoulders with psychiatrists, poets, and international bankers. Since its rediscovery only fifty years ago, this hallucinogenic fungus, once shunned in the West as the most pernicious of poisons, has inspired a plethora of folktales and urban legends. In this timely and definitive study, Andy Letcher chronicles the history of the magic mushroom—from its use by the Aztecs of Central America and the tribes of Siberia through to the present day—stripping away the myths and taking a critical and humorous look at the drug's more recent manifestations.

Informative, lively, and impeccably researched, Shroom is a unique and engaging exploration of this most extraordinary of psychedelics.

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Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

Tricholomas of North America: A Mushroom Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) Lowest new price: $20.59
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Author: Alan E. Bessette

More than 100 mushrooms in the genus Tricholoma have been reported in North America. Most are relatively large, showy mushrooms that grow on the ground near many species of temperate forest trees, both hardwoods and conifers. They typically fruit from late summer through early winter or even into spring in warmer areas. Some are fine edibles, including the matsutake. Others are inedible or even poisonous.

Filling the gap between technical publications and the limited representation of Tricholomas in general mushroom field guides, this book is the first comprehensive guide to North American Tricholomas. It contains more than 170 of the best documentary photographs available, often with more than one image of a species to illustrate the dramatic variation exhibited by many Tricholomas. The species descriptions provide extensive identification information including scientific and common names, macroscopic and microscopic features, occurrence/habit, edibility, and a comment section that addresses such things as synonomy, comparisons with similar species, varietial differences, explanations of species' epithets, and other useful or interesting information. In addition, the authors provide a general introduction to Tricholomas that discusses identification features, ecology, simple chemical tests (for identification), and how to use the keys provided in this book.

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Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi, 3rd Edition

Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $89.00
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Author: George Baker Cummins

Keys to families and genera and excellent illustrations make this spiral-bound manual an easy-to-use resource. Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi, Third Edition helps readers identify rust fungi and introduces the spore states, life cycles, and morphological diversity of the Uredinales. Thoroughly revised and updated and more than 100 pages longer than the previous edition this third edition provides many exciting new features including eight full-page color plates containing more than 60 photographs that illustrate various signs and symptoms of rust fungi. This new edition also presents 134 valuable black and white drawings and illustrations. Other useful additions for the reader include an extensive list of general references on rust fungi, a list of descriptive manuals and regional flora, a list of authors names, recommended abbreviations, and a glossary of mycological terms.

The extensive introductory chapters provide standard concepts of morphology, life cycles, and taxonomy of rust fungi as well as straightforward tools for identifying samples to each genus. Students and researchers will appreciate the general information covered here:
economic importance
symptoms
collection and identification
host-rust relationships
phylogeny and relationship to other groups of fungi
morphology of spore states and vegetative structures
life cycles
cytology
descriptions
a key to 13 families
The main body of the book consists of descriptions, illustrations, and keys to 120 holomorph genera and 13 anamorph genera of rust fungi worldwide. Each genus description includes information on the pertinent microscopic features, species type, number of included species, hosts, distribution, relevant literature, and drawings or micrographs of diagnostic features.

This comprehensive and highly anticipated revision of the sold-out previous edition will be an essential resource for mycologists, plant pathologists, forest pathologists, plant taxonomists, plant quarantine officers, biology teachers, students and anyone interested in diagnosing and learning about rust fungi.


In the Company of Mushrooms: A Biologist's Tale

In the Company of Mushrooms: A Biologist's Tale Lowest new price: $51.21
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Author: Elio Schaechter
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We might slice them into a salad, savor them in a sauce, wonder at their power to intoxicate or poison, marvel at their multifarious presence in the forest--but few of us realize that mushrooms, humbly thriving on decay, are crucial to life on Earth as we know it. In this book a distinguished biologist, long intrigued by the secret life of fungi, reveals the power of these curious organisms--not quite animal, not quite plant--to enchant and instruct, to nourish and make way for all sorts of superior forms of nature.

In a style at once learned and quirky, personal and commanding, Elio Schaechter imparts the fascinating minutiae and the weighty implications of his subject--a primarily microscopic life form that nonetheless accounts for up to two tons of matter for every human on the planet. He shows us how fungi, the great decomposers, recycle most of the world's vegetable matter--from a blade of grass to a strapping tree--and thus prevent us from sinking under ever-accumulating masses of decaying matter.

With the same expertise and contagious enthusiasm that he brings to the biology of mushrooms, Schaechter conveys the allure of the mushroom hunt. Drawing on his own experience as well as that of seasoned pickers and amateur mycologists, he explains when and where to find mushrooms, how they are cultivated, and how they are used in various cultures. From the delectable to the merely tolerable, from the hallucinogenic to the deadly, a wide variety of mushrooms are covered in this spirited presentation.

Call them the foot soldiers of the forest floor. Unassuming and prolific, mushrooms clear a path for new life by expertly and efficiently recycling accumulated dead matter, from the tiniest leaf to the tallest tree. It may sound like a dirty, thankless job, but as microbiologist and author Elio Schaechter enthusiastically notes, we should be singing praises to the fungi of the Earth; without them, all but the tallest of creatures would be buried under a global blanket of decomposing matter. Schaechter is obviously fascinated by his subject, and his spirit is contagious, making In the Company of Mushrooms as entertaining as it is informative. Though the book serves as a guide to hunting, identifying, and classifying mushrooms--including where to look, what tools are necessary, and how to discern the flavorful from the deadly--its primary aim is to convey the wonders of the fungi world and its essential function in nature. Along the way Schaechter discusses the history of the mushroom and its role in the diets and healing practices of both ancient and modern cultures. He also offers such delectable tidbits as the fact that fungi are more closely related to humans than plants on the evolutionary scale. Mycology has never been so engaging.

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The Deuteromycetes - Mitosporic Fungi: Classification and Generic Keys

The Deuteromycetes - Mitosporic Fungi: Classification and Generic Keys Lowest new price: $79.00
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Author: E Kiffer

The work presented here is based on the modern classification of this group. Barring some tropical examples, it covers essentially genera found in the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere. The book will interest medical and veterinery mycologists, phytopathologists, food scientists, and ecologists.


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