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Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help…

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

by Paul Stamets

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Paul Stamets, the mac daddy of mushroom cultivation and science. Mushrooms are important not only to forest life as we know it, but to human life as well.
  rockinchair | Apr 10, 2012 |
Previously I thought the author was just a mushroom geek. Now it's clear that he's also a serious scientist. In this book he explores quite a few topics you would never think of being associated with fungi, as well as presenting the research and references to support his discussion. ( )
  varroa | Nov 18, 2008 |
Needed to learn the antimicrobial properties of mushrooms and found it ALL here. Good photos for use in my grove myco cultivation skills. ( )
  obeehave | Oct 12, 2008 |
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Growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how in this groundbreaking manual. The science goes like this: fine filaments of cells called mycelium, the fruit of which are mushrooms, already cover large areas of land around the world. As the mycelium grows, it breaks down plant and animal debris, recycling carbon, nitrogen, and other elements in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets shows is that the enzymes and acids that mycelium produces to decompose this debris are superb at breaking apart hydrocarbons--the base of many pollutants. Stamets discusses the various branches of this exciting new technology, including mycorestoration (biotransforming stripped land), mycofiltration (creating habitat buffers), myco-remediation (healing chemically harmed environments), and mycoforestry (creating truly sustainable forests).--From publisher description.… (more)

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