Mycological Publications

From Another Kingdom

edited by Max Coleman and Lynne Boddy

ISBN 978 1 906129 675, 176pp, £20 + p+p

From Another Kingdom: The Amazing World of Fungi introduces the fungi and their importance in sustaining all life on Earth. People have had intimate associations with fungi for millennia. Nevertheless, most of us are unaware how heavily we rely on fungi in the form of countless everyday products that use them and the chemicals they produce. Fungi have a long history of association with death, decay and dark malevolent forces. They also cause serious economic loss through diseases of plant crops in particular. They can easily be cast as the ‘monster’.
Contrary to this negative image fungi are at the heart of crucial ‘life-support’ processes. For example, decomposition releases nutrients for reuse – fungi really are the ultimate recyclers. Written for the non-specialist, and making full use of the extraordinary diversity and beauty of fungi through stunning images, this book provides a fascinating introduction to a group of organisms whose lifestyle means they remain largely out of sight, overlooked and forgotten. The reality is that there is much for which fungi should be thanked.

Australian Boletes

by Li Tai Hui & Roy Watling (1999)

ISBN 1 872291 28 7, softback, iii + 71pp, £10.00 plus £1.50 p+p (UK)

It is believed that many questions in bolete evolution may be answered by examination of the Australian bolete mycota. This book is the first step on which to base further studies.

BFF Colour Identification Chart

ISBN 11 490230 5, 50p plus p+p or supplied free with each Part purchased.

British Fungus Flora Part 1British Fungus Flora (Agarics and Boleti)

A series about the larger fungi of the British Isles. It is suitable for the dedicated amateur and the professional. Nine parts of the Flora have been published so far and Part 1 (Boletes and their allies) has been revised. Parts 2-5 and Part 7 are currently out of print, but other Parts are available as detailed below. In all Parts, keys to sections and species are given together with full descriptions of the taxa based on personal observations of the executive editors or, in the case of rare species, on authoritative descriptions of material. Many species are illustrated by line drawings. Colours are described using the Colour Identification Chart.

Part 1. Boletes and their Allies (revised and enlarged edition)

ISBN 1 872291 89 9, paperback, 173pp, £12.50

Part 2.Coprinaceae: Coprinus

ISBN 0 11 491565 2, 149pp, £12.50

Part 3. Bolbitiaceae: Agrocybe, Bolbitius &Conocybe

ISBN 0 11 491750 7, 139pp, £12.50

Part 4. Pluteaceae: Pluteus & Volvariella

ISBN 0 9504270 4 7, 99pp, £12.50

Part 5. Strphariaceae & Coprinaceae p.p.

ISBN 0 9504270 7 1, 121pp, £12.50

Part 6. Crepidotaceae, Pleurotaceae and other pleurotoid agarics

ISBN 1 872291 00 7, paperback, 158pp, £10

Part 7. Cortinariaceae p.p.

ISBN 1 872291 09 0, paperback, 131pp, £12.50

Part 8. Cantharellaceae, Gomphaceae

ISBN 1 872291 82 1, paperback, 192pp, £12.50

Children and Toxic Fungi: The essential medical guide to fungal poisoning in children

by Roy Watling (1995)
ISBN 1 872291 16 3, softback, 56pp, £7.50 plus £1.00 p+p (UK)

An authoritative yet easy-to-use guide to the identification of fungi - both toxic and harmless - likely to be encountered by young children. It enables a quick assessment of the fungus involved, so treatment can be undertaken and a decision made as to whether an expert should be consulted.

The Fungal Flora of Mull

by Roy Watling (1985)
ISBN 0 9504270 3 9, softback, 32pp, 50p plus 40p p+p (UK)

A commentary on the fungal flora of the island of Mull, with particular emphasis on the macrofungi, introduces a systematically arranged list of additions to the fungal flora originally published in The Island of Mull by the British Museum in 1978.

The Fungus Flora of Orkney

by Roy Watling, Tom Eggeling & Evelyn Turnbull (1999)
ISBN 1 872291 97 X, softback, vi + 124pp, £10.00 plus £1.50 p+p (UK)

The Orkney mycota can be considered as an extension of that of mainland Scotland. This book lists the c.1500 species, 26 of which are new to Britain, that are found there and gives details of their habitat and distribution.

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