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Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Stamets, Paul (Paperback - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That's right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you'll find out how. nbsp; The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called "mycelium"--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium's digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). nbsp; In this comprehensive guide, you'll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined "mycorestoration," as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.
Authors: Stamets, Paul
Title: Mycelium running
how mushrooms can help save the world
Published: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2005.
Characteristics: xi, 343 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781580085793
1580085792
Branch Call Number: 579.5163 STA
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Stamets
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-328) and index.
Subject Headings: Fungi Ecology. Mushroom culture. Mycelium.
Topical Term: Fungi
Mushroom culture.
Mycelium.
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Jul 21, 2010
  • Iowakid rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So very intriguing. Mushrooms are very mysterious, and after reading this experts' findings and experiments, they are so much more delightful then I ever realized. What a find!! I loved finding out that they can eat oil!!!

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