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The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

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"Everyone is aware of the nineteenth-century Irish potato famine, but fungal diseases of many other crops have had similarly apocalyptic consequences. Today, coffee, cacao, and rubber are threatened by fungi throughout the tropics. Indeed, fungi have carved their way through the ages, attacking every plant that we cultivate, constantly exploiting new hosts. In The Triumph of the Fungi, Nicholas Money offers an intimate picture of these pernicious microbes, the scientists who have sought to control them, and the people directly impacted by the loss of forest trees and cash crops. Even with the development of fungicides and other scientific breakthroughs, fungi continue to be unstoppable - this is the story of their triumph."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

ch. 1. Landscape architect — ch. 2. Afarewell to Elms — ch. 3. Thedecaffeinator — ch. 4. Chocaholic mushroom — ch. 5. Rubber eraser — ch. 6. Cereal killers — ch. 7. Potato Soup — ch. 8. Blights, rusts, and rots never sleep: a look at forestry and agriculture, biological warfare, and the global impact of fungal disease — Notes — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199719891
Subtitle:
A Rotten History
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Money, Nicholas P.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
197

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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Microbiology
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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