Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets

Mycelium Running
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-09
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 1607741245
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: 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 Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets

Growing Gourmet And Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Categories : Gardening
  • ISBN : 9781607741381
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After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

Fantastic Fungi by Paul Stamets

Fantastic Fungi
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781647221720
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Companion to the film Fantastic Fungi. Contributions from Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, and many more expterts make Fantastic Fungi an awe-inspiring visual journey through the exotic, little-known realm of fungi and its amazing potential to positively influence our lives. An all-star team of professional and amateur mycologists, artists, foodies, ecologists, doctors, and explorers joined forces with time-lapse master Louie Schwartzberg to create Fantastic Fungi, the life-affirming, mind-bending film about mushrooms and their mysterious interwoven rootlike filaments called mycelium. What this team reveals will blow your mind and possibly save the planet. This visually compelling companion book of the same name, edited by preeminent mycologist Paul Stamets, will expand upon the film in every way through extended transcripts, new essays and interviews, and additional facts about the fantastic realm of fungi. Fantastic Fungi is at the forefront of a mycological revolution that is quickly going mainstream. In this book, learn about the incredible communication network of mycelium under our feet, which has the proven ability to restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship with nature. Fantastic Fungi aspires to educate and inspire the reader in three critical areas: First, the text showcases research that reveals mushrooms as a viable alternative to Western pharmacology. Second, it explores studies pointing to mycelium as a solution to our gravest environmental challenges. And, finally, it details fungi’s marvelous proven ability to shift consciousness. Motivating both the visually stunning film and this follow-up book is an urgent mission to change human consciousness and restore our planet.

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Tradd Cotter

Organic Mushroom Farming And Mycoremediation
  • Author : Tradd Cotter
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-09
  • Categories : Gardening
  • ISBN : 9781603584562
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What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboa

Mycoremediation by Harbhajan Singh

Mycoremediation
  • Author : Harbhajan Singh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-11-17
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : 9780470050583
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The first encyclopedic examination of the application of fungi in bioremediation, this book gives an overview of the science today and covers all aspects of this multidisciplinary field. It provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals and progresses to practical applications. It features step-by-step guidance for a myriad of effective techniques to identify, select, and apply fungi towards the remediation of contaminated sites.

Psilocybe Mushrooms Their Allies by Paul Stamets

Psilocybe Mushrooms   Their Allies
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : And/or Press
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Categories : Mushrooms
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924085652687
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Radical Mycology by Peter McCoy

Radical Mycology
  • Author : Peter McCoy
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0986399604
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Interwoven with short essays on the lessons of the fungi, Radial Mycology begins with chapters that explore the uniqueness of fungal biology, the critical ecological roles of micro and macro fungi, how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth. Subsequent chapters grow far beyond the limits of other books on mushrooms. Detailed information on the principles and practices of natural mushroom farming--largely influenced by the design system of permaculture--is presented along with extensive information on cultivating mycorrhizal fungi and the science of mycoremediation, the application of fungi to mitigate pollution in the environment and in our homes. The book ends with deeper insights into the social effects that fungi present from the reflection of mycelial networks in the design of whole societies to a rigorous examination of the history of psychoactive fungi. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced mycologist, Radical Mycology is an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-Together) homesteading, community organizing, food security, natural medicine, grassroots bioremediation, and the evolution of human-fungal-ecological relations. More than a book on mushrooms, Radical Mycology is a call to ally with the fungi in all efforts to spawn a healthier world. Heavily referenced and vibrantly illustrated by the author, this unprecedented book will undoubtedly remain a classic for generations to come

Mycophilia by Eugenia Bone

Mycophilia
  • Author : Eugenia Bone
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781609613242
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An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century. Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.

Earth Repair by Leila Darwish

Earth Repair
  • Author : Leila Darwish
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9781550925296
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Resistance is fertile – bioremediation techniques to heal the earth. Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow healthy local food and medicines. Conventional clean-up techniques employed by government and industry are tremendously expensive and resource-intensive and can cause further damage. More and more communities find themselves increasingly unable to rely on those companies and governments who created the problems to step in and provide solutions. Earth Repair describes a host of powerful grassroots bioremediation techniques, including: Microbial remediation-using microorganisms to break down and bind contaminants Phytoremediation-using plants to extract, bind, and transform toxins Mycoremediation-using fungi to clean up contaminated soil and water. Packed with valuable, firsthand information from visionaries in the field, Earth Repair empowers communities and individuals to take action and heal contaminated and damaged land. Encompassing everything from remediating and regenerating abandoned city lots for urban farmers and gardeners, to recovering from environmental disasters and industrial catastrophes such as oil spills and nuclear fallout, this fertile toolbox is essential reading for anyone who wishes to transform environmental despair into constructive action.

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World by Paul Stamets

Psilocybin Mushrooms Of The World
  • Author : Paul Stamets
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 0898158397
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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

Seeds of Science by Mark Lynas

Seeds Of Science
  • Author : Mark Lynas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Categories : Technology & Engineering
  • ISBN : 9781472946959
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'Mark Lynas is a saint' Sunday Times 'Fluent, persuasive and surely right.' Evening Standard Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s – working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement – he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world – from New York to China – still think that 'GMO' foods are bad for their health or likely to damage the environment. But Mark has changed his mind. This book explains why. In 2013, in a world-famous recantation speech, Mark apologised for having destroyed GM crops. He spent the subsequent years touring Africa and Asia, and working with plant scientists who are using this technology to help smallholder farmers in developing countries cope better with pests, diseases and droughts. This book lifts the lid on the anti-GMO craze and shows how science was left by the wayside as a wave of public hysteria swept the world. Mark takes us back to the origins of the technology and introduces the scientific pioneers who invented it. He explains what led him to question his earlier assumptions about GM food, and talks to both sides of this fractious debate to see what still motivates worldwide opposition today. In the process he asks – and answers – the killer question: how did we all get it so wrong on GMOs? 'An important contribution to an issue with enormous potential for benefiting humanity.' Stephen Pinker 'I warmly recommend it.' Philip Pullman

Teaming with Fungi by Jeff Lowenfels

Teaming With Fungi
  • Author : Jeff Lowenfels
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-11
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : 9781604697810
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“Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants. This natural union between plants and fungi is the foundation of our food web.” —Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding this relationship, home gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. This must-have guide will teach you how fungi interact with plants and how to best to employ them in your home garden.

Healing Mushrooms by Tero Isokauppila

Healing Mushrooms
  • Author : Tero Isokauppila
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780735216037
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The one and only resource on using adaptogenic mushrooms to boost immunity and promote whole body health the natural way. Adaptogenic mushrooms are one of today's buzziest superfoods, known for their ability to restore skin's youthful glow, increase energy levels, reduce brain fog, keep your hormone levels in check, and so much more. In Healing Mushrooms, you’ll learn about the ten most powerful mushrooms you can add to your daily diet to maximize your health gains. Though some of these mushrooms, like Tremella, Cordyceps, and Reishi will sound exotic, they're all easy to source online in extract form and easier to use in recipes. Even more familiar mushrooms, like Shiitake, Oyster, and Enoki, are full of seriously healing potential--you just have to know how to use them. Packed with practical information, fun illustrations, and 50 mushroom-boosted recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and even dessert!), Healing Mushrooms unlocks the vast potential of this often-overlooked superfood category and will be the go-to resource for adding mushrooms to your health and wellness regimen.

The Fungal Pharmacy by Robert Rogers

The Fungal Pharmacy
  • Author : Robert Rogers
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9781583945957
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In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.

Mycorrhizal Planet by Michael Phillips

Mycorrhizal Planet
  • Author : Michael Phillips
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Categories : Mycorrhizal fungi
  • ISBN : 9781603586580
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In Mycorrhizal Planet, Michael Phillips offers new insights into the invisible world beneath our feet, explaining the crucial, symbiotic role that fungi play in everything from healthy plants to healthy soils to a healthy planet.--COVER.

Psilocybin Mushrooms by Anton McKenna

Psilocybin Mushrooms
  • Author : Anton McKenna
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-20
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 9798601742504
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You Are About To Discover An Even Better Way To Combat Stress, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety And Terminal Illness That Doesn't Have To Do With Traditional Medicine! Are you looking for an alternative solution to modern medicine? Have you wondered if perhaps there was a better way to treat anxiety, depression, stress, or related ailments that had little to do with antidepressants, painkillers and other types of prescription drugs? Perhaps you've come across information about some mushrooms having potent properties that make them ideal for neutralizing stress, depression, anxiety and related problems and are looking for answers to questions running through your mind.... How do they do it? What properties make some mushrooms great for fighting stress, anxiety, depression and related problems? What kind of mushrooms has these potent properties? Are there any risks associated with these mushrooms? What safety precautions do you need to observe when using these mushrooms? If you have these and other related questions about using mushrooms to fight stress, anxiety, depression and related problems, you are in for a treat so keep reading, More precisely, the book will teach you: The concept of psilocybin mushrooms, including what it is they have that makes them 'magical' The basics of prodrugs, including how useful they be What the psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms is, and how it can be of spiritual value How LSDs and other hallucinogens, once used for medicinal research, came to be banned How hallucinogens found in fungi have been used by countless generations for religious purposes How and why hallucinogens shouldn't be misused or abused Psilocybin mushrooms and how they can be offered as "the medicine of happiness" to terminally ill people How and why magic mushrooms aren't nearly as dangerous as heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and methamphetamines Why the hallucinogen in psilocybin mushrooms is considered "God in a

Mushroom Cultivation by Tavis Lynch

Mushroom Cultivation
  • Author : Tavis Lynch
  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781631596384
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Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer’s markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we’ve seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year. Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and Mushroom Cultivation offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures. After reading Mushroom Cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.

The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

The Beginning Of Infinity
  • Author : David Deutsch
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-03-31
  • Categories : Science
  • ISBN : 9780141969695
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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook by L. G. Nicholas

Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook
  • Author : L. G. Nicholas
  • Publisher : Ed Rosenthal
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Categories : Gardening
  • ISBN : 0932551718
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First genuinely up-to-date guide to psychedelic mushroom cultivation in years, containing information on both indoor and outdoor varieties. Contains step-by-step photographs and illustrations with detailed directions for the cultivation of four different psilocybin species, a resource guide for supplies and an introduction to mushroom biology, plus essays on the use of psychoactive mushrooms in traditional and modern contexts and ethnobotanical advice exploring medicinal use and the plant-human relationship.

Mushroom Culture by William Robinson

Mushroom Culture
  • Author : William Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1870
  • Categories : Mushroom culture
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590848216
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DIY Mushroom Cultivation by Willoughby Arevalo

DIY Mushroom Cultivation
  • Author : Willoughby Arevalo
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Categories : Gardening
  • ISBN : 9781771422840
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Bring mushrooms into your life as you dive into the practice of home-scale mushroom cultivation With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. Beautiful full-color photos and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include: Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on waste streams Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing and working with them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture.