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Fungi of Australia Series Series 1A Read Description

Fungi of Australia

Hardback
January 1996
9780643058903
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th January 1996
  • ISBN 9780643058903
  • Language English
  • Pages 435 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images color illus
$83.95

This is the first of two introductory books to this major new series. Together, Volumes 1A and 1B will provide an introduction to the series, and consists of a collection of review essays on many aspects of Australian mycology, placed in a world context. The major component of Volume 1A is a discussion on the classification of the fungi, and a new classification to the level of Order.

Features
* New classification
* Keys, of world-wide scope, to orders
* Bibliography to classification chapter and keys to orders
* Biology of the fungi
**Australian aspects of the history of mycology
* Biogeography
* Fossil record
* Extensive glossary to mycological terms
* Many institutional and historical photographs

"In a fascinating chapter the aboriginal knowledge and use of fungi is summarized. This first volume is high quality, both in content and in production. Great care has been paid to lay-out and print of text and illustrations. It certainly is of general interest to mycologists, not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world." -- PERSOONIA 1997

"It is a pleasure to see the publication of the first two issues of an ambitious series. . .The general chapters of this volume form a highly readable general introduction to mycology which will be valuable all over the world." -- Nova Hedwigia

"Excellent 37-page glossary with all of the terms one is apt to encounter in any fungal taxonomic work. An excellent introductory book. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." -- J. Dawson, Pittsburg State University, CHOICE Sept 1997

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