BOOK RELEASE – THE ALLURE OF FUNGI

by Alison Pouliot

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.

Features:

  • An interdisciplinary exploration of fungi, their role in nature and relationships with different cultures
  • Engaging personal anecdotes take readers on a journey of discovery into the world of fungi and fungus enthusiasts
  • Combines text and evocative visual essays in an amalgam of history, science and art.

Alison will launch the book at Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, on 20 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6pm.

Please join us for a glass of champagne and to hear some excerpts from the book. See map here.

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BOOK RELEASE – THE ALLURE OF FUNGI

by Alison Pouliot

The book launch will be held at Mueller Hall, National Hebarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra on:

20 FEBRUARY 2019  at 6pm.

Please join us for a glass of champagne and to hear some excerpts from the book.

See map here.

ALL WELCOME!

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Publication Date: 1 September 2018

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