"Botanist Nicholas Money is unashamedly in thrall to the 'fungal sex organ'. In this brilliant scientific and cultural exploration, these organisms of rot and soil positively sparkle." - Nature
"This book was fascinating! The main cause of this is, without a doubt, the author, Nicholas P. Money. You can tell that this is the kind of professor that loves his craft." - Scientific American, Blog
"Mushroom is a compelling read for anyone with even a tinge of interest in the natural flavor of fungi." - Audubon Magazine
"At its core, Mushroom is an excellent natural history, but it's much more ... In a very short space, Money offers a fungus primer which would probably earn you an "A" in mycology (if you can retain all of the details of biology, chemistry and engineering) as well as a fascinating history of our relationship to this remarkable life form." - Corvallis Advocate
"Money offers preemptive reassurance that the magic of mushrooms will not be spoiled by revelation of their tricks, which he explains in some detail...he reveals his passion for mushrooms with a sheepishness that is unusual in nature writing. But mushrooms are unusual." -- SCIENCE
"As was the case with his earlier books (e.g., The Triumph of the Fungi, Feb'07; Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard, Feb'03), Money's recent book on mushrooms, designed to bring knowledge of fungi to nonmycologists, is excellent. ... The information is detailed and current. Highly recommended." -- Choice
About the Author
Nicholas P. Money is Professor of Botany at Miami University and author of The Triumph of the Fungi, Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores, and Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard.