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A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore

Lawrence Millman

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"This little book is big fun."—Michael Pollan

An illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings

Fungipedia presents a delightful A–Z treasury of mushroom lore. With more than 180 entries—on topics as varied as Alice in Wonderland, chestnut blight, medicinal mushrooms, poisonings, Santa Claus, and waxy caps—this collection will transport both general readers and specialists into the remarkable universe of fungi.

Combining ecological, ethnographic, historical, and contemporary knowledge, author and mycologist Lawrence Millman discusses how mushrooms are much more closely related to humans than to plants, how they engage in sex, how insects farm them, and how certain species happily dine on leftover radiation, cockroach antennae, and dung. He explores the lives of individuals like African American scientist George Washington Carver, who specialized in crop diseases caused by fungi; Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, who was prevented from becoming a professional mycologist because she was a woman; and Gordon Wasson, a J. P. Morgan vice-president who almost single-handedly introduced the world to magic mushrooms. Millman considers why fungi are among the most significant organisms on our planet and how they are currently being affected by destructive human behavior, including climate change.

With charming drawings by artist and illustrator Amy Jean Porter, Fungipedia offers a treasure trove of scientific and cultural information. The world of mushrooms lies right at your door—be amazed!

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Detritus, Dry rot, Pilobolus, Aspergillus, Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae, Botrytis cinerea, Ergot, Supermarket, Fungus, Insect, Auricularia auricula-judae, Amanita muscaria, Ophiocordyceps, Beech bark disease, Conservation of fungi, Morchella, Mushroom, Fairy ring, Truffle, Amanita, Cladosporium, Chlorophyll, Ethnomycology, Warbler, Armillaria gallica, E. O. Wilson, Psilocybin, Neolentinus lepideus, Phallus impudicus, Bjerkandera adusta, Ambrosia beetle, Russula, Hemorrhoid, Hypomyces lactifluorum, Chlorophyllum molybdites, Matsutake, Psilocybin mushroom, Chanterelle, Nutrient, Galerina marginata, Basidiomycota, Pleurotus tuber-regium, Dutch elm disease, Neolecta, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Amatoxin, Mushroom poisoning, Coprinopsis atramentaria, Drosophila, Carbohydrate, Binomial nomenclature, Mycology, Armillaria, Vegetable, Curtis Gates Lloyd, Chestnut blight, Saprotrophic nutrition, Phellinus ellipsoideus, Lactarius, Cortinarius rubellus, Noble rot, Corn smut, Cannibalism (zoology), Ergotism, Boletus edulis, Hemileia vastatrix, Mycorrhiza, Psilocybe, Agaricus bisporus, Microfungi, Polypore, Coprinus, Slime mold, Urine, Fungicide, Amadou, Xylaria, Coprinus comatus, Ascomycota, Ibotenic acid, Mold, Bolete, Amanita phalloides, Bacteria, Paxillus involutus, Claviceps purpurea, Phaeolus schweinitzii, Spore print, Puffball, Mycelium, Panellus stipticus, Phellinus igniarius, Pleurotus, Universal veil, Yeast, Inocybe, Hypholoma fasciculare, Scutellinia scutellata, Mildew, Monotropa uniflora