6 stars of 5. Isn't a botanical book. No keys, no descriptions of fungi, no introduction to families... just photos... fantastic photos. Many of the species shown inside are unidentified, but it doesn't matter. If you wanna make a gift to someone interested in fungi this is the book i'll recommend to you.
I bought this book for my sister for Christmas. She adores mushrooms like people adore kittens. She loves the full color photos and minimal writing (no more than names). The shots are organized into categories like 'lovers lane' which show a series of two mushrooms 'in love' photographs. She also really likes the shots that show you just how small or large a mushroom is by taking pictures next to things like the top of a pencil eraser. The book said it was $29.99 on the back! I paid triple that! It must be out of print from a limited printing, or at least that is what I tell myself to feel better. HA HA!!!