Mycelium Running – Can Mushrooms save the world?
|Product Name:||Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World|
|Publisher:||Ten Speed Press|
Dedicated mycologist Paul Stamets talks us through how mycelium could be just what we need to save the environment and make the world a better place to live in.
Mycelium Running features ground breaking material on the subject including the science, theory and method involved. It takes a potentially complex subject and explains it in a way many will find enthralling and informative.
The basic premise rests on the usefulness of microscopic cells known as mycelium; mushrooms being the fruit of mycelium. These microscopic cells recycle elements such as carbon and nitrogen when creating soil.
The author has discovered that the power of mycelium can be harnessed to tackle many environmental issues we face today.
It can be used to decompose toxic waste, reduce the amount of slit and pathogens found in water, control insect populations and improve the general health of our forests.
It is not only useful for gardeners thinking of expanding to growing mushrooms but also essential reading for anyone interested in innovative ways to deal with environmental issues.
A large section of the book features detailed information on individual mushroom species. It goes into where to find them and how to cultivate them and even how to harvest and cook the non poisonous ones!
It also describes each ones possible medicinal value and potential benefits using Stamets’ method of harnessing mycelium; something he has dubbed as ‘mycorestoration’.
Book Specifications for Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Book Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Other formats available: Hardback, Kindle
- Visionary new outlook on environmental issues.
- Author manages to explain a difficult subject.
- Full of good quality photos.
- Book leans more towards the science aspect and how it will change the environment rather than a step by step guide to growing mushrooms.
- Can get a little technical at times.
- Believe it or not the humble mushroom could save the world.
From absolute beginners on the subject to those well versed on mycology, readers have found this book truly eye opening.
To take something naturally occurring and put it to such good use is revolutionary and many cannot believe that governments and large organisations are not participating already.
The idea is simple and yet, potentially, so effective that most who read it are complete converts to the theory; many in practise too.
One of the best things about the book is how the author seems to have found just the right balance of simplifying complicated ideas without dumbing down so the reader can understand the subject matter without feeling spoken down to.
Mycelium running is a viable, natural way of dealing with some of the most serious problems faced by the environment today.
In this manual, expert mycologist, Paul Stamets, imparts his wisdom and ground breaking thoughts and theories. Within it shows us how, if used correctly, mushrooms really could be the answer when it comes to saving the planet!