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The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History | Hardcover

by Nicholas P. Money (Author)


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Binding:  Hardcover
Publisher:  Oxford University Press
Edition:  1st Edition
Page Count:  216 Pages
Publication Date:  August 31, 2006
Sales Rank:  1217590th



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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.

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