Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores
A Natural History of Toxic Mold
By (author) Nicholas P. Money
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Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores by Nicholas P. Money
Book DescriptionMolds are everywhere: we inhale their microscopic spores from birth to death. But when an investigation in Ohio revealed that babies suffering from a serious lung illness had been exposed to a toxic black mold in their homes, millions of Americans became nervous about patches of mold in their own basements and bathrooms. Before long, lawsuits were filed by the residents of mold-contaminated homes in every state. By failing to address water damage, building contractors, plumbers, and insurance agents were held liable for exposing families to an unprecedented microbiological hazard. The mold crisis soon developed into a fully-fledged media circus. In Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores, Nicholas Money explores the science behind the headlines and courtroom dramas, and profiles the toxin-producing mold that is a common inhabitant of water-damaged buildings. Nicholas Money tells the most important mycological story since potato blight, with his inimitable style of scientific clarity and dark humor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195172270
(215mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nicholas P. Money
Fungi: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (January 2016)
Fungi form an entire biological kingdom, and represent a great diversity of organisms. They are found in the soil, in the air, and on the surfaces of plants and animals. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas P. Money highlights the various effects of fungi on living organisms and considers their broader significance on our planet.
Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (December 2014)
Modern microbiology has transformed our understanding of life on earth, and had a huge impact on medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas P. Money explores the microbial world, considering its diversity and vital roles in ecosystems, including the human body.
Amoeba in the Room, Hardback (April 2014)» View all books by Nicholas P. Money
Exploring the variety of the microbial world, Nicholas P. Money argues for a radical change of perspective. As molecular methods discover vast numbers of new viruses and bacteria, it is becoming clear that microbial life dominates and runs the planet.
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Author Biography - Nicholas P. Money
Nicholas Money teaches in the Department of Botany at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
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