Appreciation: 'The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi'.

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by togata57, Sep 2, 2022.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sounds interesting. Review below was reprinted in my local newspaper:

    Esteemed career mycologist Keith Seifert reveals the important role that microscopic fungi, including yeasts, molds, and slimes, play in our lives, all while remaining invisible to the naked eye. Divided into sections, each one exploring a different environment where fungi thrive, The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi introduces readers to the fascinating world of mycology, with information on:
    • How fungi are at the heart of life-changing medical breakthroughs, including the development of antibiotics such as penicillin and organ transplant drugs.
    • Where fungi live in our homes and how they influence our health, from our gut to our scalps.
    • How fungi add important vitamins to our diet and make our favorite foods and drinks possible, including wine, cheese, chocolate, and beer.
    • The essential role fungi are playing in innovative technologies, such as creating alternative energy sources, reducing plastic pollution, cleaning up toxins from oil spills, and even building architecture for a Mars colony.

    Keith Seifert

    Finally, a recommendation from no less than the Mycological Society of America:
    Book Review: The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi – Mycological Society of America
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