Brian Spooner is a mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has participated in field expeditions and biodiversity projects in Malaysia and Australia. He regularly leads forays for the British Mycological Society. He is the author of several books and numerous research papers.
Fungi (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 96)by Brian Spooner
A comprehensive account of the natural history of fungi, from their lifestyle, habitats and ecology to their uses for humans. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.comHow do we use fungi in medicine? How can we identify edible mushrooms? Brian Spooner and Peter Roberts are both widely respected experts in fungi from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. In this highly authoritative guide they examine all aspects of fungi, from their lifestyle and habitats to their diverse reproductive strategies. New Naturalist Fungi covers all aspects of the subject including:• The biology and evolution of fungi• Fungi as agents of growth and decay• The relation of fungi to man, mammals and parasites• Their natural and man-made habitatsExploring the rich variety of mushrooms and toadstools found living in woodlands, grasslands, coastlines, rivers, and man-made habitats such as compost heaps, this New Naturalist volume is packed with information covering virtually every aspect of fungi. There is even a section on fungi in folklore and how humans have used fungi for medicinal purposes. With practical tips on collecting, preserving and identifying fungi, this is an ideal reference guide for enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike.
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