Ramsbottom entertains the reader with an erudite and richly factual yet comfortably humorous history of most of the exciting and interesting things discovered about fungi in ancient and modern times. Within United Kingdom About this Item: Collins, London, 2008. There is abundant scope for original observations, but it must be stressed that these can have no scientific value without correct identifications. Britain's neglect of fungi as table delicacies has perhaps been responsible for our surprising ignorance of the natural history of such fascinating plants. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
An excellent seventh impression copy, pp. It is tissue in a descriptive rather than a strictly anatomical sense. A little light spotting to top edge of textblock else leaves clean and bright and binding tight and firm. Further, the name appears to be used commercially for all fungi sold in a dried state. The result was that the study of natural history—for animal names were similar in kind—was hampered and confused; it was becoming as difficult to find a way through the tangle as it would be to travel hopefully if all places had such descriptive names as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch. Though spores are produced in enormous numbers, and deposits containing millions of them can often be seen on leaves and stumps as well as on parts of a fungus itself, it was long before their significance was realised. A derivation which was apparently first suggested by J.
In some parts of the north country we have this same use which leads to awkward phrases like: Mushrooms as is toadstools. Though fungus in Latin meant the larger fungi generally, it also referred to fleshy excrescences on the human body and on tree trunks. In recent years everyone has become familiar with penicillin and other antibiotics produced from moulds, but how many fully appreciate the role of Fungi in wine and beer making, in the diseases of both plants and animals including man , and as a human food throughout the world? Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. The Editors feel fortunate in having persuaded Dr. In good all round condition. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Please email for further details.
Many of the larger toadstools are brightly coloured and lend themselves admirably to colour photography, as shown by the 80 remarkable illustrations by Mr Paul de Laszlo. Many are of economic importance — for example, the rusts that attack wheat and other crops, and the yeasts which ferment beer — and there are others of great biological interest, such as the mycorrhizal fungi which live in association with the roots of forest trees, orchids and other plants, and help them to absorb food from the soil. Die auf dem Foto abgebildet Abdeckungen können nicht identisch sein mit der des eigentlichen Buches. At first one has the same bewilderment as had Jacob when wrestling with the angel— what is thy name? The great group of Fungi, comprising perhaps some hundred thousand species, shows an amazing variety of form, from the minute unicellular yeasts to the Giant Puff-balls and bracket Fungi. The contents are clean with several illustrations throughout. Dust jacket fine, no foxing, not price-clipped. Dust jacket fine, no foxing, not price-clipped.
The grete herball 1526 says, Fungi ben mussherons. An excellent seventh impression copy, pp. It is really only at the outset that Latin names appear forbidding: amateur gardeners soon talk of Antirrhinum and Delphinium instead of Snapdragon and Larkspur; Chrysanthemum, Rhododendron, and suchlike, occasion no comment. Overall a very good copy. Most of the earliest references to mushroom and toadstool, however, regard them as synonymous.
In good all round condition. Ramsbottom was for many years Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum, and has devoted his life to the study of fungi in all their aspects. I think that there is just about everything that anyone can want to know about fungi in this book. This book has hardback covers. Many are of economic importance - for example, the rusts that attack wheat and other crops, and the yeasts which ferment beer - and there are others of great biological interest, such as the mycorrhizal fungi which live in association with the roots of forest trees, orchids and other plants, and help them to absorp food from the soil.
A Study of the Activities of Fungi containing a wealth of information about these much neglected plants. Britain's neglect of fungi as table delicacies has perhaps been responsible for our surprising ignorance of the natural history of such fascinating plants. Die auf dem Foto abgebildet Abdeckungen können nicht identisch sein mit der des eigentlichen Buches. A new copy of this Facsimile reprint. Bullein in The booke of simples 1562 speaks of rotten Moushrimpes called Fungas. Hele later master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Has usual library markings and stamps inside. Mykes in its plural form is the ending adopted for the names of many groups of fungi without any special reference to rank; thus Eumycetes for the whole of the Fungi; Phycomycetes, Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes, for the three main classes; Hymenomycetes, Gasteromycetes, Dis-comycetes, and Pyrenomycetes, for orders. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The group touches human activities at a surprising number of points. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. Thus we have funge and fungo. Excellent books for this purpose already exist.