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Underground lovers : encounters with fungi / Alison Pouliot.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2023Description: x, 278 p. : ill. ; 21 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781742237664
Subject(s):
Contents:
1. Stirrings in the subterrain -- 2. Life in the mycosphere -- 3. Going bush -- 4. No such thing as a bad fungus -- 5. Fungi, fire and ice -- 6. Fungal renegades -- 7. The mycophagists -- 8. Conserving the bizarre and the beautiful -- 9. Women as keepers of fungal lore -- 10. Restoring fungi.
Summary: "Fungi offer a way to imagine life differently. In 'Underground Lovers' Alison Pouliot reaches down to earth, and deeper, to dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply entwined with these unruly renegades of the subterrain. Told through first-hand stories - from the Australian desert to Iceland's glaciers to America's Cascade Mountains - Alison Pouliot shares encounters with glowing ghost fungi and unearths the enigma of the lobster mushroom. Melding science and personal reflection, she explores the fungi that appear after fire, how fungi and climate change interact, the role of fungi in our ecosystems, and much more." -- Back cover.
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Library ANBG Library Books 579.5 POU Available G043164

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Stirrings in the subterrain -- 2. Life in the mycosphere -- 3. Going bush -- 4. No such thing as a bad fungus -- 5. Fungi, fire and ice -- 6. Fungal renegades -- 7. The mycophagists -- 8. Conserving the bizarre and the beautiful -- 9. Women as keepers of fungal lore -- 10. Restoring fungi.

"Fungi offer a way to imagine life differently. In 'Underground Lovers' Alison Pouliot reaches down to earth, and deeper, to dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply entwined with these unruly renegades of the subterrain. Told through first-hand stories - from the Australian desert to Iceland's glaciers to America's Cascade Mountains - Alison Pouliot shares encounters with glowing ghost fungi and unearths the enigma of the lobster mushroom. Melding science and personal reflection, she explores the fungi that appear after fire, how fungi and climate change interact, the role of fungi in our ecosystems, and much more." -- Back cover.

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