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‘Welcome to Fungarium

This museum houses an extraordinary collection of fungi, one of Earth’s most fascinating life forms. Marvel at the beautiful colours and incredible shapes of mushrooms and lichens, and peer through microscopes at penicillin. Fungi are sources of food and medicine for humans, but also Vitale for plant and animal life in most ecosystems. Find out how the evolved, how they reproduce and just how important they are to life on the planet.'

The Welcome to the Museum series is one of the most sumptuous and educational collection of reference books for children and this addition is a typically beautiful piece of work. Highlighting the varied and intriguing world of fungi and revealing how vital they are to human progress, Fungarium will hold budding botanists spellbound for hours.

Illustrator Katie Scott returns to the Welcome to the Museum series with exquisite, detailed images of some of the most fascinating living organisms on this planet - fungi.

From the fungi we see on supermarket shelves to fungi like penicillium that have shaped human history, this is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem. Created in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.