This book is a must for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge about fungi. McCoy's in-depth treatise explores the uniqueness of fungal biology and explores the critical roles fungi play in ecology.
He describes "how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth."