Fungi in the ancient world how mushrooms, mildews, molds, and yeast shaped the early civilizations of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East by Frank M. Dugan

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Published by APS Press in St, Paul, Minn .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Fungi -- Europe.,
  • Fungi -- Mediterranean Region.,
  • Fungi -- Middle East.,
  • Civilization, Ancient -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-136) and index.

Book details

StatementFrank Matthews Dugan.
ContributionsAmerican Phytopathological Society.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQK603 .D865 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 140 p. :
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21096548M
ISBN 100890543615
ISBN 109780890543610
LC Control Number2007941859

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