Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore
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"Tar spots! Stinkhorns! Beech aphid poop fungus! What fun to read Lawrence Millman's witty, wry, and wonky compendium of all things fungal."--Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia
[Millman] illuminates some obscure corners of mycology for sure, but better, he brings a kind of feisty joyousness to the endeavor that makes the facts feel fresh. . . . As far as I am concerned, there can never be enough mushroom books out there. And I call this one a treasure.---Eugenia Bone, New York Mycological Society Newsletter
It could best be described as a light, whimsical, yet extremely knowledgeable dip into the world of mycology. . . . Whether you are interested in fungi or not, I think this book will appeal.-- "Essex Birding"
I found this a delightful little book, a mini-encyclopaedia, hardback, and at just 4.5 × 6.75 ins,
easy to slip into a pocket and dip in and out of on a bus or metro journey. An ideal Christmas stocking-filler for both mycologists, whether "amateur" or "professional", and inquisitive naturalists.
An extraordinary treasure box for readers.---Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber, Osterreiche Zeitschrift fuer Mykologie-- "IMA Fungus"
Charming, fact-filled, enjoyable read.---Neville Davies, Wild About Gwent-- "IMA Fungus"
A delightful little introduction to the world of fungi. . . . a whimsical 184-page A-Z miscellany that could be slipped into your back pocket . . . even seasoned mycologists will here find things to entertain and enlighten them.-- "Inquisitive Biologist"
If your fungal forays have been limited to identifying toadstools, this A-Z of the fungal kingdom, written with profound knowledge and wry good humour, will be a revelation.---Phil Gates, BBC Wildlife-- "Inquisitive Biologist"
A delightful collection of notes on a wide variety of mycologically related topics . . . . This is a book you can pick up for a few minutes, or get hooked into for an hour.---Susan Kayser, Fungus Friends-- "Inquisitive Biologist"
The cultural encyclopedia of mushrooms that we need right now.-- "Literary Hub"
Millman has come out with a delightful stocking stuffer. . . . Wit and good humor are never lacking, the whimsy doesn't belie the deep knowledge, and its diminutive size makes it useful, as well as readable.---Art Goodtimes, Montrose Mirror-- "Literary Hub"
The author is a true snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, which he blends into erudite and cheery notes which will inform and entertain, amaze and (occasionally) repel you. . . . I have never laughed so much over a serious book. And I learned a lot too.---Gillian Mawrey, Historic Gardens Review-- "Literary Hub"
This little book is big fun.---Michael Pollan on Twitter, -- "Literary Hub"