Featuring images of over 100 species, this book explains the folklore, science and occult of fungi, showing that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.
Explore the wonderful world of some of the most incredible natural forms on our planet - fungi.
At the centre of countless superstitions, folkloric tales and magical beliefs, as well as appearing in recipes and medicines both traditional and modern, mushrooms have incredible powers.
Featuring images of over 100 fascinating species, sourced from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Magic of Mushrooms shows that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.
Sandra Lawrence is a journalist and author. She writes for theEvening Standard,Guardian,Financial Times,The Times, Londonist.com and theEnglish Garden. She is the London columnist forBritish Heritage magazine and is on the Q&A panel of experts forHistory Revealed magazine. Her travel writing is collected on madamepassepartout.com.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction - The human history of fungus - How Toadstools work - Fairy rings - Fungus in food - Art and beauty - Flying high - The cunning woman's stillroom - Bad guys - The dark mirror - The future of fungus - Bibliography - Index
Botany & plant sciences