Synopses & Reviews
"This superb book does for fungi what Audubon did for birds and Freud for the psyche," wrote the "New Haven Register," "Time Magazine" called it "Fascinating" in a lead review. The little-known kingdom of fungi is revealed as never before or since-from the potato blight to the hallucinogenic mushroom, the bread mold that produced penicillin and the prized truffle. "Mushrooms, Molds, and Miracles" proves that a book about fungi can be compulsively readable. Sales soared the moment it reached the bookstores, and it has become a classic. Hard to put down, it is exciting from beginning to end.