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Books, articles and other media resources

PDF with sites, books and other info Download and print
Link above is from the handout from SVMS's presentation at the Waterman Center. It has lists of books, some sites and resources useful for doing identification with microscopes. Thanks for the list Itsie!
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.
Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America co-authored 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 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.
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.

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