Upcoming book – The Allure of Fungi

by Alison Pouliot

Overview

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.

Further information and pre-orders

UPCOMING BOOK – THE ALLURE OF FUNGI

by Alison Pouliot

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

Publication Date: September 2018

Past News

WORKSHOP – Swiss Autumn Mushroom Workshop - WEDNESDAY 4 to SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2017, SWITZERLAND
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Upcoming Workshop – Fungi in Focus - Upcoming Workshop – Fungi in Focus
Upcoming Workshop – Mushrooms of the Mount! - Upcoming Seminar – Through a Forest Wilderness
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Upcoming Seminar – Through a Forest Wilderness - Upcoming Seminar – Through a Forest Wilderness