BOOK LAUNCH – THE ALLURE OF FUNGI
Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.
Between 2012 and 2016 Alison spent a thousand days in the forests of a dozen countries, to search for the answer to one question – why are fungi regarded so differently to other forms of life? The answers provide the stories and photo essays that comprise the book.
The Allure of Fungi presents these curious organisms through multiple perspectives from mycologists to 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.
Alison will launch the book with Professor Libby Robin and Dr Tom May at Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, on:
WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6pm.
Please join us for a glass of champagne and to hear some excerpts from the book.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
See map here.