The Little Book of Mushrooms: An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Power of Mushrooms (Hardcover)

The Little Book of Mushrooms: An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Power of Mushrooms By Alex Dorr, Sara Richard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alex Dorr, Sara Richard (Illustrator)
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A beautifully illustrated guide to 75 of the most unique and fascinating mushrooms in the world, including interesting insight into their history, uses, and etymologies.

From sweet little toadstools to giant puffballs, mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes. With over 10,000 mushrooms in the world, some are cute and colorful, while others may look super adorable but are actually deadly. No matter the kind, it’s time to celebrate all types of mushrooms with The Little Book of Mushrooms.

This book is a collection of everything you need to know about 75 of the world’s most unique mushrooms. With information on their etymology, geographic location, characteristics, and culinary or healing powers, this book is the perfect companion for amateur mushroom hunters, cottage-core fans, or anyone just looking for a beautifully illustrated book on some of the most incredible fungi around the world.

About the Author

Alex Dorr is the founder and CEO of the Austin-based functional mushroom company Mushroom Revival Inc. Alex cohosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, Mushroom Revival Podcast, and authored the book Mycoremediation Handbook: A Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms and Cleaning Up Toxic Waste with Fungi. He was recently nominated as one of Austin Inno’s 25 Under 25, and is absolutely obsessed with the power of mushrooms.

Sara Richard is an Eisner and Ringo Award–nominated artist from New Hampshire whose work has been printed in Vanity FairBritish Vogue, and other publications. Her art is inspired by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, funerary imagery, and the natural world. Her creations tend to skew into the macabre and unknown with a balance of sweetness and sentimentality, honoring the Victorian-era theme of Memento Mori. As a native of New Hampshire, Sara grew up surrounded by trees and plenty of wild mushrooms. When not making art or writing, she’s watching horror movies, cleaning forgotten gravestones with her mom, and collecting possibly haunted curiosities from the 19th century. Her online gallery can be found at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781507219591
ISBN-10: 1507219598
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Little Book of