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|What's Wrong With My Fruit Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for Berries, Trees, Nuts, Vines, and Tropicals (What's Wrong Series)|
This guide is a must-have for any food gardener looking to grow scrumptious and problem-free fruit!
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|By: Timber Press. 2013-12-31|
|Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists|
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.
This is an entertaining book that also provides a solid introduction to the biology of fungi as well as much insight into how scientists study fungi in the lab and in the field. Readers will be intrigued by the many exotic fungi discussed. One fungus in Oregon, for instance, covers 2,000 acres and is now considered the world's largest organism. 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 (the women charged with "demonic possession" in Salem in 1691 may have been victims of ergot consumption). 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.
Told with a refreshing sense of humor, Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard will fascinate anyone interested in the natural world.
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|By: Oxford University Press. 2002-10-17|
Denise wants to grow mold. But where? After getting a microscope for her birthday, Denise searches for something to look at. She decides that growing mold in her room will provid her with exciting specimens, but her mother has other ideas. The story comes alive with beautifully rendered watercolors by illustrator Penelope Dullaghan. It includes the names of different molds, instructions about growoing mold and preparing slides for your own microscope as well as lesson plans for teachers and home-schooling parents. Based on the true adventures of the author's mother, who grew up to be an award-winning microbiologist, the story is both educational and humorous. The perfect book for any curious child.
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|By: Orchard Academy Press. 2005-05|