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The triumph of the fungi blights, rusts, and rots that reshaped the biosphere by Nicholas P. Money

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fungal diseases of plants -- History.,
  • Fungi -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementNicholas P. Money.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB733 .M59 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3420236M
ISBN 10019518971X
ISBN 109780195189711
LC Control Number2005037223

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