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The Kingdom of Fungi
Jens H. Petersen

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"I am particularly impressed by the range of scale in Petersen's photography. Not just the usual field guide photos of decent-sized mushrooms, but everything from landscapes to tiny cups to microscopic features, all done in excellent fashion. And, not only are the photos beautiful but they are showcased in an equally attractive package created by the design team. No stodgy textbook this. The charts are colorful, clearly laid out, and integrated nicely with the photos. With a very reasonable price, there is no reason for every mushroomer not to have his or her own copy and perhaps to buy additional ones for eye-opening gifts for friends who don't yet share our passion for the fungi."--Steve Trudell, Mychophile

"Petersen has been both a mycologist and a fine arts photographer for decades. His ability to capture minute fungal structures while maintaining a stunning aesthetic in the 800-plus photos makes this book an unsurpassed treasure. . . . [I]t would be a showpiece in any specialist's collection. The volume's spectacular images will captivate even the most disinterested individual."--Choice

"A joyful photo-essay on the glorious diversity of fungi. It will not hurt your brain or your wallet. Because of all the beautiful photos, you will hardly even notice you are learning things, that you are developing a structured view of the kingdom of fungi."--Kathie T. Hodge, Cornell Mushroom Blog

"I have a number of mushroom identification guides in my library, but nothing close to this book. This is a book that has something for both the mushroom picker and the serious mycologist. I think it could be a useful textbook in a college biology course covering fungi."--RK, Wildlife Activist

"This is not just an outstanding photographic compendium of the fungi, it is a very well-constructed and researched work. It will appeal not only to fungal enthusiasts and specialists, but also to novices who will be enchanted by the colors and shapes, the weird and strange, and the fun that be had being a mycologist."--Jane Faull, Quarterly Review of Biology

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"The Kingdom of Fungi melds the traditional classification still found in most field guides with the findings from recent phylogenetic studies. The photographs are absolutely stunning and will be the talk of the town."--Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University

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