Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

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  • More mushrooms, less pollution! Yes, you heard right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment. Microscopic cells called "mycelium"—the fruit of which are mushrooms —recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What fungi expert Paul Stamets has discovered is that mycelium also breaks down hydrocarbons —the base structure in many pollutants. So, for instance, when soil contaminated with diesel oil is inoculated with strains of oyster mushroom mycelia, the soil loses its toxicity in just eight weeks. In MYCELIUM RUNNING, Stamets discusses this revolutionary trend in mushroom cultivation and provides tips for choosing the appropriate species of fungi for various environmental purposes.
  • Author:
    Paul Stamets
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    579.5163
    EAN:
    9781580085793
    ISBN:
    1580085792
    Label:
    Ten Speed Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $35.00
    Manufacturer:
    Ten Speed Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    356
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2005-10-01
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Studio:
    Ten Speed Press
    Title:
    Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
    Release Date:
    2005-10-01

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