It's A Fungus Among Us: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Scary by Carla BillupsIt's A Fungus Among Us: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Scary by Carla Billups

It's A Fungus Among Us: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Scary

byCarla Billups, Dawn Cusick

Hardcover | April 10, 2017

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Accurate, current fungus science presented in an intriguing, highly illustrated way.

InIt's a Fungus Among Us,you'll meet the wild group of organisms that can turn ants into zombies and eat trillions of pounds of feces every day. They also make cheese stretchy, add sour tastes to candy, and make bread rise. Historically, they've been blamed for the potato famine and the Salem witch trials. In the future, they may help save the environment because they can eat plastics in landfills and jet fuel from ocean crash sites.

Read about outdoor adventures, kitchen experiments, and an introduction to Humungous Fungus, a 38-acre fungus with an ice cream named after it that holds the record for the world's largest organism. Feast your eyes on hundreds of full-color photos, check out activities and experiments, and learn all kinds of wild and wacky information.

Carla Billupshas more than 27 years of teaching experience in elementary and middle-school grades, where she developed a passion for teaching science. Currently she is a STEM coach working with fourth and fifth grade teachers and is part of the science faculty for the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. She has served on the Outstan...
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Title:It's A Fungus Among Us: The Good, The Bad & The Downright ScaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 10.38 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 10, 2017Publisher:Moondance PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633221547

ISBN - 13:9781633221543

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"A detailed, readable compilation of facts about fungi....There’s an incredible amount of material covered here, and it is unlikely that many libraries own comparable titles....Both a solid research tool and an enjoyable read..." - School Library Journal