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The Natural and Human World of British Fungi


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The Natural and Human World of British Fungi

by Peter Marren (Author)



ISBN: 9780956490230


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Mushrooms, the first volume in a major new series of books on British natural history, provides a remarkable insight into the natural and human world of fungi. Written in Marren's inimitable style, it is a refreshingly candid view of the diversity of fungi and our relationship with this intriguing group. It explores topics such as the naming of fungi, their importance in natural ecosystems, fungus forays and our ambivalent attitude to edible fungi, as well as recent efforts to record and conserve vulnerable species. Copiously illustrated with beautiful colour photographs.

Chapters include:
A fungal autobiography
Meet the mushrooms
What's in a name?
Mushrooms on parade
What mushroom is that?
Natural habitats
In our midst: our fungal neighbours
Earthtongues, waxcaps and hedgehogs
Scarcity and plenty
Forays amongst the funguses
The good, the bad and the crazy
Picking for the pot
Saving mushrooms


ISBN 956490239
ISBN13 9780956490230
Publisher British Wildlife Publishing Ltd
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/04/2012
Pages 272
Weight (grammes) 950
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 242
Width (mm) 166