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In the Company of Mushrooms

A Biologist's Tale

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674432765

Publication Date: 04/15/1997

280 pages



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  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Hunt
  • Mushrooms and Other Fungi
    • 1. Mushrooms in Our Midst
    • 2. The Life History of the Mushroom
    • 3. Umbrellas and Other Variations
  • Collecting, in Solitude and in Groups
    • 4. A Foray in the Woods
    • 5. A Walk on the Lawn
    • 6. Mushroomers United
  • Culinary Tales
    • 7. A Matter of Taste
    • 8. White Buttons, Shiitake, and Other Tamed Species
    • 9. Truffles, Stinkhorns, and Corn Smut
  • A Kingdom of Versatile Parts
    • 10. Mushrooms, the Mind, and the Body
    • 11. Murder and More Mushroom Mayhem
    • 12. The Train Wrecker and Other Sturdy Mushrooms
    • 13. Insects as Fungus Gardeners
  • Epilogue: The Biologist as Mushroom Hunter
  • Resources
  • Credits
  • Index

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