Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2011-03-09
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2011-07-13
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
Release Date: 1996
From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.
An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century. Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.
Author: Tradd Cotter
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2015-05-09
What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.
Author: Robert Rogers
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.
Author: Peter McCoy
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Interwoven with short essays on the lessons of the fungi, Radial Mycology begins with chapters that explore the uniqueness of fungal biology, the critical ecological roles of micro and macro fungi, how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth. Subsequent chapters grow far beyond the limits of other books on mushrooms. Detailed information on the principles and practices of natural mushroom farming--largely influenced by the design system of permaculture--is presented along with extensive information on cultivating mycorrhizal fungi and the science of mycoremediation, the application of fungi to mitigate pollution in the environment and in our homes. The book ends with deeper insights into the social effects that fungi present from the reflection of mycelial networks in the design of whole societies to a rigorous examination of the history of psychoactive fungi. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced mycologist, Radical Mycology is an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-Together) homesteading, community organizing, food security, natural medicine, grassroots bioremediation, and the evolution of human-fungal-ecological relations. More than a book on mushrooms, Radical Mycology is a call to ally with the fungi in all efforts to spawn a healthier world. Heavily referenced and vibrantly illustrated by the author, this unprecedented book will undoubtedly remain a classic for generations to come.
Author: Martin Powell
Publisher: Mycology Press
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Health & Fitness
Medicinal Mushrooms - The Essential Guide is a highly accessible book on the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms written by Martin Powell, author of Medicinal Mushrooms - A Clinical Guide. Published in November 2013 and based on the latest research in the field, it covers the ten most popular medicinal mushrooms: Agaricus, Chaga, Cordyceps, Coriolus, Lion's Mane, Maitake, Mesima, Reishi, Shiitake, Snow Fungus and offers a valuable introduction to the subject for the practitioner and layperson alike, complete with a summary of their benefits in over thirty health conditions. Praise for Medicinal Mushrooms - A Clinical Guide: This really important book is a unique and excellent compilation - Dr S P Wasser. Editor, International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms Easily the most accessible primer on the pharmacology, applications and Chinese medical uses of the top mycological medicinals - Journal of Chinese Medicine This beautifully illustrated book is an invaluable resource on medicinal mushrooms - Giovanni Maciocia. Author, Foundations of Chinese Medicine
Mushrooms Best Guide on Mushroom Foraging With Pictures Mushrooms are one of those foods that contain several health benefits that affect our body in a positive way. Mushrooms are high in nutritious value o because their characteristics include being low in calories and high in proteins, fiber, iron, zinc, amino acids, minerals, and minerals. Since the olden history, Chinese cuisine has been using mushroom in their diet due to its richness in the health content. Chinese believe that the nutrition and health benefits of mushrooms help to promote good health and vitality. A recent scientific study has confirmed all the health benefits of mushrooms. These studies have shown that mushroom help to strengthen our body and even improve our immune system. This is done by maintaining physiological homeostasis. Nutritional facts of mushrooms tend to differ from the type of mushrooms that are being consumed. Although all mushroom has significant health benefits for the human body and this book will help you understand all the positives about Mushrooms. The thing with Mushrooms is that you either love them, or you might hate them completely. It may be shocking that Mushrooms are a vegetable that tends to have hearty or meaty texture and the best part about them is that they can be used and served practically with every dish. Mushrooms can be served with stews, sides, soups, stir-fries, sandwiches and even salads. They are the best ingredient as it compliments breakfast, rice, bean dishes and can be made with sauces for pasta, meat, and noodles. As you will go through this book, you will understand all the benefits and the nutrients that Mushroom contains. Some of the chapters listed in this book are: Chapter 01: Best Foraging Tips for Mushrooms Chapter 02: Tips to Forage Mushrooms in summer Chapter 03: Mushroom Foraging in the Winter Season Chapter 04: Mushroom Foraging in the Spring and Autumn Chapter 05: Tips to Identify Poisonous Mushrooms
In Healing Mushrooms, readers will learn about the ten most powerful mushrooms they can add to their daily diet to maximize their health gains. Packed with practical information, fun illustrations, and mushroom-boosted recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and even dessert!), Healing Mushrooms will unlock the vast potential of this often overlooked superfood category and be the go-to resource for adding mushrooms to one's health and wellness regimen.
Jensen's furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the "destructive nihilism" of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science. He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous peoples as evidence of alternative ways of understanding reality, informed by thinkers such as American Indian writer Jack Forbes, theologian and American Indian rights activist Vine Deloria, Shaman Martin Prechtel, Dakota activist and scholar Waziyatawin, and Okanagan Indian writer Jeannette Armstrong. He draws on the wisdom of Dr. Paul Staments, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, sociologist Stanley Aronowitz, who discusses science's lack of accountability to the earth, and many more. As in his other books, Jensen draws heavily from his own life experience living alongside the frogs, redwoods, snails, birds and bears of the upper northwest, about which he writes with exquisite tenderness. Having taken on the daunting task of understanding one's dreams as a source of knowledge, Jensen achieves the near-impossible in this breathtakingly brave and ambitious new work.