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    Description"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.

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    Mycelium Running
    A Guide to Healing the Planet through Gardening with Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Stamets
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580085793
    ISBN 10: 1580085792

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    15 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley CA
    Author Information
    PAUL STAMETS, founder of Fungi Perfecti (www.fungi.com), has been a dedicated mycologist for more than thirty years. He is the 1998 recipient of the Collective Heritage Institute's Bioneers Award and the 1999 recipient of the Founder of a New Northwest Award from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. Stamets has written five books on mushroom cultivation, use, and identification and numerous articles and scholarly papers on medicinal, culinary, and psycho-active mushrooms. His books" Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms" and "The Mushroom Cultivator" (co-author) have long been hailed as the definitive texts on mushroom cultivation.
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    As a physician and practitioner of integrative medicine, I find this book exciting and optimistic because it suggests new, nonharmful possibilities for solving serious problems that affect our health and the health of our environment. Paul Stamets has come up with those possibilities by observing an area of the natural world most of us have ignored. He has directed his attention to mushrooms and mycelium and has used his unique intelligence and intuition to make discoveries of great practical import. I think you will find it hard not to share the enthusiasm and passion he brings to these pages. --From the foreword by Andrew Weil, MD, author of "Eating Well for Optimum Health" "Stamets is a visionary emissary from the fungus kingdom to our world, and the message he's brought back in this book, about the possibilities fungi hold for healing the environment, will fill you with wonder and hope." --Michael Pollan, author of "The Botany of Desire" "This is the kind of book I love: highly factual and practical and mixed with the spiritual content that sets the great writers apart from all the rest." --John Norris, former deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and founder of the Bioterrorism Institute "This is the first book to give the Kingdom of the Fungi its proper place in the scheme of things. It is the most important book on nature that I've seen in years." --Gary Lincoff, author of "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms" "A paradigm-changing book. Stamets's visionary insights are leading to a whole new understanding of how mushrooms, scarcely seen and rarely appreciated, regulate the earth's ecosystems." --John Todd, founder and president of Ocean Arks International "This visionary and practical book should be an instant classic in the emerging science of how to use nature's wisdom and fecundity to rescue the earth and ourselves from the unwelcome consequences of hum
    Table of contents
    Contents   Foreword . . . . . viii Preface . . . . . x Acknowledgments . . . . . xi   PART I  THE MYCELIAL MIND . . . . . 1    1   Mycelium as Nature’s Internet . . . . . 2    2   The Mushroom Life Cycle . . . . . 12    3   Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats . . . . . 19    4   The Medicinal Mushroom Forest . . . . . 35   PART II  MYCORESTORATION . . . . . 55    5    Mycofiltration . . . . . 58    6    Mycoforestry . . . . . 69    7    Mycoremediation . . . . . 86    8    Mycopesticides . . . . . 114   PART III  GROWING MYCELIA AND MUSHROOMS . . . . . 125    9    Inoculation Methods: Spores, Spawn, and Stem Butts . . . . . 126    10    Cultivating Mushrooms on Straw and Leached Cow Manure . . . . . 161    11    Cultivating Mushrooms on Logs and Stumps . . . . . 172    12   Gardening with Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms . . . . . 187    13    Nutritional Properties of Mushrooms . . . . . 201    14    Magnificent Mushrooms: The Cast of Species . . . . . 210   Glossary . . . . . 305 Resources . . . . . 309 Bibliography . . . . . 311 Photography and Artwork Credits . . . . . 329 Index . . . . . 330