Kew - The Magic of Mushrooms: Fungi in folklore, superstition and traditional medicine
 
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ISBN13:9781787399068
ISBN10:17873990611
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:208 pages
Size:214x152x22 mm
Weight:540 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 200 illus
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Kew - The Magic of Mushrooms

Fungi in folklore, superstition and traditional medicine
 
Publisher: Welbeck
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Short description:

Created in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, whose fungarium houses 1.25 million fungi specimens and countless botanical illustrations of interesting mushrooms.



Featuring images of over 100 species, this book explains the folklore, science and occult of fungi, showing that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.

Long description:

Explore the wonderful world of some of the most incredible natural forms on our planet - fungi.

At the centre of countless superstitions, folkloric tales and magical beliefs, as well as appearing in recipes and medicines both traditional and modern, mushrooms have incredible powers.

Featuring images of over 100 fascinating species, sourced from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Magic of Mushrooms shows that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
- The human history of fungus
- How Toadstools work
- Fairy rings
- Fungus in food
- Art and beauty
- Flying high
- The cunning woman's stillroom
- Bad guys
- The dark mirror
- The future of fungus
- Bibliography
- Index