Dr. Fun Guy's Passport to Kingdom Fungi: A Scientist's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of Mushrooms, Molds, and More (Paperback)

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Dr. Fun Guy's Passport to Kingdom Fungi: A Scientist's Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of Mushrooms, Molds, and More By Gordon Walker, Eugenia Bone (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Gordon Walker, Eugenia Bone (Foreword by)
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Learn the basics of fungal biology, foraging, and identification in this in-depth illustrated introduction from the beloved scientist, mushroom enthusiast, and social media star behind Fascinated By Fungi.

In Dr. Fun Guy’s Passport to Kingdom Fungi, Dr. Gordon Walker brings his scientific knowledge and love for everything fungi to the page. The first section of this book is written in a comprehensive question-and-answer format. Starting with “What are fungi?,” you’ll learn about everything from what mycelium is and fungi’s evolution and biochemistry to how they are classified and how they impact our world today. You will also find information on best foraging practices and culinary techniques. The second half of this book introduces you to mushroom identification skills and profiles various mushrooms and other fungi, from incredible edibles you can find in the wild to the dangerously toxic, medicinal, and just plain weird. Finally, you’ll find fungal phenomena, showing the amazing breadth and diversity of the fungal kingdom.

With colorful and comprehensive science illustrations, mushroom photography, and QR codes linking to resources to help you continue your fungal explorations, this is the perfect portal to step through into the world of mushrooms.

About the Author

Dr. Gordon Walker is originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, but also spent time growing up on the Northshore of Massachusetts. For college, he attended UC Santa Cruz, obtaining a BS in biochemistry. For graduate school, he attended UC Davis where he completed his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. He then worked at Opus One Winery isolating wild yeast and pioneering new wine technologies. He spent time working in biotechnology around the San Francisco Bay Area then returned to UC Davis where he completed post-doctoral work on fermentation process control. Besides his passion for all things fungi and fermentation, he is an avid chef, forager, sailor, scuba diver, and gardener. He resides in Napa, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984861795
ISBN-10: 1984861794
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: February 18th, 2025
Pages: 320
Language: English