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Fungi: A Species Guide (Gems of Nature)


Weird, alluring, and mysterious - fungi are a fascinating force of nature and occur in a huge range of bizarre and wonderful shapes and colours.

More than 90% of the world's plant species depend on them for their nutrition. This beautifully illustrated book only scratches the surface of the 1.5 million species of fungi that are believed to exist, thriving in virtual every habitat. 

Fungi: A Species Guide, is a richly detailed and beautifully illustrated 176 page hard cover book which tells you everything you need to know about these fascinating organisms.

About the authors

Dr Peter Roberts was for 14 years a senior mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has undertaken field trips throughout the British Isles and Europe, as well as North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, and has published extensively on temperate and tropical fungi. He is the co-author of New Naturalist: Fungi and is on the editorial boards of the journals Field Mycology, Mycological Progress, Czech Mycology, and Persoonia.

Shelley Evans was conservation officer for the British Mycological Society for ten years, and is on the executive committee of the European Council for the Conservation of Fungi and the IUCN world specialist group for fungi. She is co-author of Pocket Nature: Fungi and is on the editorial board of the journal Field Mycology. She is an experienced field mycologist, having undertaken field trips throughout the British Isles and Europe, as well as North America.

Further details

  • Size: 140mm x 190mm
  • Format: Hardcover Book 176 Pages
  • Publisher: Ivy Press