Truffles, mushrooms and mycorrhizas
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EDIBLE AND POISONOUS MUSHROOMS OF THE WORLD
by Ian Hall, Steven Stephenson, Peter Buchanan, Wang Yun and Tony Cole
This book is an introduction to mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. The authors provide expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and poisonous wild mushrooms, with suggestions for taking photographs and other helpful hints. There is also a section on the poisons found in some mushrooms. More than 250 stunning photographs accompany the text.
There are more than 5000 mushrooms that are edible and many more that are inedible or poisonous, so clearly this book cannot cover all of these. Instead the book covers the most common edible and poisonous wild mushrooms of the world.
TAMING THE TRUFFLE: THE HISTORY, LORE, AND SCIENCE OF THE ULTIMATE MUSHROOM
by Ian Hall, Gordon Brown and Alessandra Zambonelli
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Whether the world's best truffles come from Piedmont or Périgord inspires impassioned debate, but the effects of dwindling supply and insatiable demand for the elusive mushroom are unquestionable: prices through the roof, intrigue and deception, and ever more intensive efforts to cultivate. As international mycologist Ian Hall and his colleagues have written, "Attempts at taming the truffle, of ordering its growth and harvest, now span the globe, and there has been some success in unlocking the secrets of what French researchers have aptly referred to as la grande mystique."
Download references cited in Taming the Truffle
In "Taming the Truffle" Ian Hall, Gordon Brown and Alessandra Zambonelli were unable to use the normal scientific convention of embedding references in the text. So for those who would like to delve deeper into the literature two files have been made:
EDIBLE ECTOMYCORRHIZAL MUSHROOMS
Chapter 1. Laying the foundations by Ian Hall and Alessandra Zambonelli. Pp. 3-16.
Chapter 11. Truffle Cultivation in the Southern Hemisphere by Ian Hall and Wayne Haslam. Pp. 191-208.
TRUFFLE FARMING TODAY
This book is intended as a fully up-to-date compendium of experiences in this field from all over the world, covering everything from the optimum conditions for setting up, cultivating and managing plantations to the conclusions to be drawn from the most recently published scientific papers.