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Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer

Rambles in Kingdom Fungi

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Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Millman
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Are there mushrooms in Antarctica? What kinds of fungi grow on deer dung? What would happen to me if I ate Amanita muscaria? What have mushrooms got to do with Santa Claus? All these questions, and many others you would not have guessed to ask, are answered in Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer: Rambles in Kingdom Fungi. Mycologist, author, traveler and raconteur, Lawrence Millman has brought together two dozen fascinating myco-tales of encounters with a wide range or organisms from extinct polypores, fungi that start fires and cure wounds, to intoxicated reindeer, wild mushroom collectors and Bornean head hunters. Giant Polypores is a fungophilic ramble from the Antarctic to Honduras to Iceland, searching for new and rare taxons, unusual characters and strange encounters. If you are enamored with such Latin binomials as Ganoderma applanatum, Gymnopilus spectabilis, Inonotus obliquus or Radulomyces copelandii you will love Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer. If terms such as resupinate fruiting body, cystidia, hymenium or glaborous make your heart beat just a bit faster, then, as mycologist emeritus, Elio Schaechter said, "I dare you to put this book down once you open it."

Author Biography

Author-mycologist Lawrence Millman has written 16 other books including such titles as Last Places, Lost in the Arctic, An Evening Among Headhunters, Wolverine the Trickster, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, and -- most recently -- At the End of the World and Fascinating Fungi of New England. He has done fungal inventories in places as diverse as Nunavik, Belize, Western Samoa, Nantucket Island, East Greenland, Honduras, a meteorite crater in northern Quebec, and the summit of Mt. Greylock in western Massachusetts. His book Fascinating Fungi of New England is the first ever guide to New England mushrooms. He keeps a post office box in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Release date NZ
June 15th, 2017
Illustrations
14 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Komatik Press
Pages
146
Dimensions
140x216x8
ISBN-13
9780982821930
Product ID
26800599

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