Allure of Fungi

Alison Pouliot

Description

Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.

The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation.

Through a combination of text and visual essays, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    268
  • Size
    245 x 170mm
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • ISBN
    9781486308576
Status
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Stock Code
180564
Our Price
$49.99