Dr Seuss Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



    One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$44.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Biology- General

More copies of this ISBN

Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

by

Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Stinkhorns, puffballs, the "corpse finder," deadly Galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods--the world of fungi is infinitely varied and not a little weird. Now, in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard, Nicholas Money introduces readers to a dazzling array of fungi, from brewer's yeast and Penicillium to the highly lethal death cap. We learn of Madurella, which can erode bones until they look moth-eaten; Cordyceps, which wracks insects with convulsions, kills them, then sends a stalk out of the insect's head to release more infectious spores; and Claviceps, the poisonous ergot fungus, which causes hallucinations.

Money also showcases the lives of famed mycologists--including Reginald Buller who wore horse blinders as he walked to work, the better to study luminescent fungi in his dark lab, and Charles Tulasne, the Audubon of fungi, whose illustrations of specimens border on art. And he recounts his own childhood introduction to fungi in Mr. Bloomfield's orchard, where trees and fruit were devoured by a rogue's gallery of bitter rot, canker, rust, powdery mildew, rubbery wood, and scab. Replete with historical photographs and simple yet effective illustrations, told with a refreshing sense of humor,Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard will fascinate anyone interested in the natural world.

Synopsis:

Stinkhorns, puffballs, the corpse finder, deadly Galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods--the world of fungi is infinitely varied and not a little weird. Now, in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard, Nicholas Money introduces readers to a dazzling array of fungi, from brewer's yeast and Penicillium to the highly lethal death cap. We learn of Madurella, which can erode bones until they look moth-eaten; Cordyceps, which wracks insects with convulsions, kills them, then sends a stalk out of the insect's head to release more infectious spores; and Claviceps, the poisonous ergot fungus, which causes hallucinations.

Money also showcases the lives of famed mycologists--including Reginald Buller who wore horse blinders as he walked to work, the better to study luminescent fungi in his dark lab, and Charles Tulasne, the Audubon of fungi, whose illustrations of specimens border on art. And he recounts his own childhood introduction to fungi in Mr. Bloomfield's orchard, where trees and fruit were devoured by a rogue's gallery of bitter rot, canker, rust, powdery mildew, rubbery wood, and scab. Replete with historical photographs and simple yet effective illustrations, told with a refreshing sense of humor, Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard will fascinate anyone interested in the natural world.

Synopsis:

Stinkhorns, puffballs, the "corpse finder, " deadly galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods--this wonderful tour explores the mysterious world of mushrooms, molds and fungi lying unnoticed right at our feet. 12 halftones. 30 line illustrations.

About the Author

Nicholas P. Money teaches in the Department of Botany at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. He has an international reputation as an expert on mechanisms of fungal growth and development.

Table of Contents

1. Offensive Phalli and Frigid Caps

2. Insidious Killers

3. What Lies Beneath

4. Metamorphosis

5. The Odd Couple

6. Ingold's Jewels

7. Siren Songs

8. Angels of Death

9. Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195171587
Author:
Money, Nicholas P.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Nicholas P.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mushrooms
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences | Microbiology | Mycology
Subject:
Plants - Mushrooms
Subject:
Biology-General
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 halftones and line illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.84x5.88x.66 in. .73 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers New Hardcover $28.99
  2. Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms Sale Trade Paper $29.98
  3. Introduction To Zen Buddhism Used Mass Market $2.50
  4. The Elements: A Very Short Introduction New Trade Paper $11.95
  5. The Zen Doctrine of No-Mind New Mass Market $19.00
  6. Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns:...
    New Trade Paper $24.95

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Mushrooms
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mushrooms and Fungi

Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$44.50 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195171587 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Stinkhorns, puffballs, the corpse finder, deadly Galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods--the world of fungi is infinitely varied and not a little weird. Now, in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard, Nicholas Money introduces readers to a dazzling array of fungi, from brewer's yeast and Penicillium to the highly lethal death cap. We learn of Madurella, which can erode bones until they look moth-eaten; Cordyceps, which wracks insects with convulsions, kills them, then sends a stalk out of the insect's head to release more infectious spores; and Claviceps, the poisonous ergot fungus, which causes hallucinations.

Money also showcases the lives of famed mycologists--including Reginald Buller who wore horse blinders as he walked to work, the better to study luminescent fungi in his dark lab, and Charles Tulasne, the Audubon of fungi, whose illustrations of specimens border on art. And he recounts his own childhood introduction to fungi in Mr. Bloomfield's orchard, where trees and fruit were devoured by a rogue's gallery of bitter rot, canker, rust, powdery mildew, rubbery wood, and scab. Replete with historical photographs and simple yet effective illustrations, told with a refreshing sense of humor, Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard will fascinate anyone interested in the natural world.

"Synopsis" by , Stinkhorns, puffballs, the "corpse finder, " deadly galerina, Satan's bolete, birch conks, black mold, the old man of the woods--this wonderful tour explores the mysterious world of mushrooms, molds and fungi lying unnoticed right at our feet. 12 halftones. 30 line illustrations.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.