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Princeton University Press

Fungipedia By: Lawrence Millman

Fungipedia By: Lawrence Millman

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Dive into the Enchanting World of Fungi 

With over 180 entries, Fungipedia presents an enchanting A-Z treasury of mushroom lore, covering diverse topics ranging from Alice in Wonderland and Santa Claus to poisonings and waxy caps. This delightful compendium is sure to transport both general readers and specialists into the captivating universe of fungi.

Author and mycologist Lawrence Millman combines ecological, ethnographic, historical, and contemporary knowledge to offer a comprehensive exploration of the intriguing world of fungi. Learn how mushrooms are more closely related to humans than plants, how they engage in sex, how certain species feast on radiation, cockroach antennae, and dung, and how insects farm them.

Fungipedia is not just for mushroom enthusiasts, but for anyone who cherishes nature and is curious about the world. Here are some reasons why owning this book can be beneficial:

  • Discover the surprising ways in which mushrooms benefit human health and the environment.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of mushrooms in literature and mythology.

  • Learn about famous mycologists, the role of fungi in agriculture, and the impact of climate change on their survival.

  • Enjoy beautiful illustrations by artist and illustrator Amy Jean Porter that bring the magical world of mushrooms to life.

Fungipedia provides a wealth of scientific and cultural knowledge that will leave you feeling informed and inspired. Whether you're an experienced mycologist or a curious nature lover, Fungipedia is a valuable addition to your bookshelf that can enhance your life.

With its charming illustrations, in-depth coverage, and engaging writing, Fungipedia is a must-have for anyone fascinated by the mysterious and magical world of fungi. 

184 pages
12 cm x 18 cm x 1.5 cm


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