Fungi of Australia Series Series 1A Read Description

Fungi of Australia

January 1996
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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

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.

* 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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