The Fifth Kingdom forms a compact but comprehensive encyclopedia of all things mycological. Bryce Kendrick, a world-renowned mycologist, explores every aspect of the fungi, from aflatoxin to zoospores, with an accessibleblend of verve and wit. The 24 chapters are filled with up-to-date information on classification, yeasts, lichens, spore dispersal, allergies, ecology, genetics, plant pathology, predatory fungi, biologicalcontrol, mutualistic symbioses with animals and plants, fungi as food, food spoilage and mycotoxins, poisonous and hallucinogenic fungi, mycology, antibiotics and organ transplants. Personal anecdotes drawn from a lifetime of involvement with fungi, and a comprehensive glossary make his a perfect introduction to the kingdom of the fungi . The author's website contains many color photographs of the fungi in the book, and the CD-rom is available from the author.Kendrick, Bryce is the author of 'Fifth Kingdom', published 2000 under ISBN 9781585100224 and ISBN 1585100226.