Edible mushrooms

Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

Author: 
Anthony B. Cunningham and Xuefei Yang (editors
Publisher: 
Earthscan
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–1–849–71139–5

Decorated boards, 217 pp., $84.95

Despite their importance as food and medicine to many people around the world, mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of fungi, have been ignored as important environmental resources that must be preserved. This collection of essays of scientific studies attempts to establish their crucial role in the global environment. As Cunningham points out, “With an estimated 1.5 million species, fungi are a very significant part of [biological diversity].”

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
4
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