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Books, articles and other media resources

Page with Mycology Information, History and Links Located on a General "tips" site
Some neat links to the history of Mycology, and even tips to deal with fungus in your yard.
NPR: The Fabulous Fungi (broadcast Friday, September 12th, 2008) One of the guests is SVMS's own Dave Fischer
Everyone gets excited about shiitakes and truffles, but what about the rest of the fungal kingdom the yeasts, molds, and other wee beasties? On one hand, fungi are responsible for the bread we eat, the beer we drink, and the flavor of certain cheeses. They also help break down organic matter, returning nutrients to the soil. Listen to the show on the link above. To Play the show look for the listen link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America co-authored by SVMS's own Dave Fischer
"This is not simply another mushroom field guide... People hesitant in mycophagy [mushroom gathering and eating] will find confidence in their abilities by using this book... it should become the most popular field guide on the market---a fixture in everyone's basket." --Barry L. Wulff, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University
Mushrooms Of Northeastern North America co-authored by SVMS's own Dave Fischer
This encyclopedic new volume, including nearly 1500 species and 650 color photographs, illustrates the diversity of mycoflora throughout Northeastern North America. Professional and advanced mycologists will welcome the inclusion of microscopic features, chemical reagent data, information on classification, and author citations. The user-friendly keys and non technical language will appeal to the novice mushroom collector, as will the introductory information on fungal anatomy, collecting techniques, and mushroom cooking and preservation.
Whatever the reason for your interest in mushrooms---whether it be for scientific study, the search for edible species, or for the sheer appreciation of their beauty---this book will serve as a trustworthy and inspiring guide to mushrooms of northeastern North America.
Black Mold - Your Health and Your Home by SVMS's own Richard F. Progovitz
Approximately one hundred species of mold are toxic and about fifteen are known to cause negative health effects in humans. Symptoms of exposure to mold can include allergic reactions, asthma and chronic cold and flu-like conditions. Black Mold - Your Health and Your Home systematically demystifies the molds we encounter in our daily lives.
Growth habits of Morchella elata On Site
A photo reference to a study that Pamela Kaminiski did in 2000 on the growth habits of Morchella elata. Great photos of a Morchella elata's(fruit of) life span. Identification, guidelines, photos
Lots of information for identification including photos, keys and descriptions. Also has beginners guides, edibility info, guides for study, articles and other miscellaneous info. A good general resource.
Wildman Steve Brill'S Mushroom Page Identification, photos, recipes
Lots of information for identification including photos and descriptions. Also has edibility info, recipes other miscellaneous info. The Wildman also sells his books, shirts, etc.
Fungi Images on the Net Photos
Links to lots of photos available in different resolutions. Fungi photos are organized by their latin names in a alphabetic directory structure. Very easy to use.
Nathan's Fungi Page Photos and other resources
My interest in fungi started when I was 10 years old. A neighbor told us that we had chanterelles growing on our property in Humboldt county California. My mother had collected mushrooms with her mother and my grandmother's good friend Margaret McKenny. After eating the chanterelles that my mother recognized, we got some books and the rest is history.
My interest in computers has led me to create several mushroom related web sites including the Los Angeles Mycological Society Site, the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair Site and, in collaboration with Elio Schaechter, A Mycological Voice From the Past, which celebrates an early work on Phallus by Hadrianus. My current projects include Taxonomic Changes for Mushroom Field Guides and the Fungus Species Lists Site
The Fungus Kingdom Natural Perspective
In addition to the beauty of mushrooms, fungi provide a critical part of nature's continuous rebirth: fungi recycle dead organic matter into useful nutrients. Learn the role that fungi play in recycling nature's organic dead matter. Offers descriptions of various kinds of mushrooms, fungi, and lichens.
Introduction to the Fungi University of California, Berkeley
Explore the life and history of the fungus. Learn about fungi fossil records, and link to mycological and lichenological collections.
Fungi -- The Hidden Kingdom Utah State University Intermountain Herbarium
Fungi are not plants. Living things are organized for study into large, basic groups called kingdoms. Fungi were listed in the Plant Kingdom for many years. Then scientists learned that fungi show a closer relation to animals, but are unique and separate life forms. Now, Fungi are placed in their own Kingdom.
The WWW Virtual Library: Mycology Cornell
Welcome! These pages summarize internet resources of interest to mycologists (biologists who study fungi). Choose your favorite topic in the directory below or try the big hairy INDEX.
Home Mushroom Cultivation with Hydrogen Peroxide Two volume book
An instruction manual in two volumes based on the use of peroxide in mushroom cultivation, by R.R. Wayne, Ph.D. So why use hydrogen peroxide in mushroom growing? Hydrogen peroxide simplifies the whole process of growing fungi. There's no need to build a sterile laboratory, buy a special giant pressure cooker, or even construct a glove box. A low concentration of peroxide keeps out the contaminants, while allowing healthy growth of mushroom tissue. And as the mushroom tissue grows, it converts the peroxide to water and oxygen, leaving a clean, vigorous mushroom culture.
My Secret Garden Photos and links
Here mostly hidden, with a few not so hidden are Fungi, of all shapes, sizes, colors, odors, and even some that glow in the dark. I photograph no matter the weather with my Sony Digital Mavica FD90. I have found that I get the most unusual pictures that way. That is when it is the most challenging and rewarding. Here you will see a lot of photographs that you will not see in any book, magazine, or on the net.
Internet Directory for Botany Journals Links to articles, studies and journals
Read journals covering bryology, mycology, dendrology, algology, and geobotany.

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