An illustrated children's book about all kinds of fungi, from mushrooms to moulds. It shows some of the wonderful adaptations fungi have made to do such things as catch threadworms and rotifers, kill insects, destroy trees, collaborate with termites, attract insects to spread spores, and float on ponds.
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Bryce Kendrick has studied fungi for 40 years, and produced more than 300 publications about them, including several books. This is the only one aimed at children. His mycology textbook "The Fifth Kingdom" is the most widely used in North America, and he has recently produced a profusely llustrated CD-ROM version which has already gained wide acceptance. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979, Distinguished Mycologist of the Mycological Society of America in 1995, and Centennial Fellow of the British Mycological Society in 1996.Review:
"This delightful book combines humor and mycological expertise in a presentation that should capture the imagination...it will especially appeal to pre-teens, but will educate older children and adults as well...This is perhaps the best book available to junior mycologists in North America." -- North American Mycological Association Bulletin
This is a remarkably simple, entertaining and informative book on fungi...Twenty-six pages of beautiful, full-page, black-and-white line drawings show all different kinds of fungi at their best...Each illustration is paired with a few paragraphs describing the fungus...Enter the `Tree-Eaters' and the `Vegetable Caterpillar' to delight the curious mind...a wonderful natural science resource." -- New York State 4-H Newsletter
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