chapter  11
Indoor mycology: the North American experience
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North America consists of a small number of large political units, but the continent comprises many diverse landscapes. From the tropical f orest of Mexico to the polar climate of Alaska, almost all known climatic conditions are well represented. People have adapted to different environments and many building solutions have resulted-from Hopi Indian pueblos to Eskimo igloos. In modern times, the same spectra of technological adaptions can be observed: from evaporative cooling systems in the south-west, to R2000 houses in the north-east.