Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007. Hardcover. Dustjacket. ix,197 pp. Ills. Condition : as new. ISBN 9780195189711[KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Everyone is aware of the nineteenth-century Irish potato famine, but fungal diseases of many other crops have had similarly apocalyptic consequences. Today, coffee, cacao, and rubber are threatened by fungi throughout the tropics. Indeed, fungi have carved their way through the ages, attacking every plant that we cultivate, constantly exploiting new hosts. In The Triumph of the Fungi, Nicholas Money offers an intimate picture of these pernicious microbes, the scientists who have sought to control them, and the people directly impacted by the loss of forest trees and cash crops. Even with the development of fungicides and other scientific breakthroughs, fungi continue to be unstoppable - this is the story of their triumph.
About the Author: Nicholas P. Money is a Professor of Botany at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Titel: The triumph of the fungi : a rotten history.
Buchbeschreibung Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2007. Hardcover. Dustjacket. ix,197 pp. Ills. Condition : as new copy. ISBN 9780195189711[KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF SCIENCE, Artikel-Nr. 257280