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By Peter Roberts, Brian Spooner

A finished account of the common background of fungi, from their way of life, habitats and ecology to their makes use of for people. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com

How can we use fungi in drugs? How will we establish fit to be eaten mushrooms? Brian Spooner and Peter Roberts are either largely revered specialists in fungi from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. during this hugely authoritative advisor they learn all facets of fungi, from their way of life and habitats to their different reproductive innovations. New Naturalist Fungi covers all facets of the topic including:

--¢ The biology and evolution of fungi

--¢ Fungi as brokers of development and decay

--¢ The relation of fungi to guy, mammals and parasites

--¢ Their usual and man-made habitats

Exploring the wealthy number of mushrooms and toadstools came upon residing in woodlands, grasslands, coastlines, rivers, and man-made habitats equivalent to compost lots, this New Naturalist quantity is choked with info overlaying almost each element of fungi. there's even a bit on fungi in folklore and the way people have used fungi for medicinal reasons. With sensible pointers on accumulating, retaining and opting for fungi, this is often an awesome reference consultant for enthusiastic amateurs and execs alike.

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