Reviews of The Fifth Kingdom
"...the first textbook I've read cover to cover after 6 years of university."
Jennifer Wilkinson, Undergraduate student, Canada
"is an excellent example of how a usable textbook should be written in
the modern style: simply, elegantly, readably, no nonsense, full of
sound material. It is rich in context and full of surprises. Every entry
makes connections and interconnections. It deals entertainingly,
but matter-of-factly, with amazing items and their biological
significance, without ignoring everyday ones and leaves the reader with
an integrated comprehension and a renewed respect for the subject
matter. Even though I am a biologist, I had always looked on the fungi
with a certain lack of enthusiasm, dating from some appallingly boring
classes at university. This book brought the kingdom back to life for
Jon Richfield (email@example.com)
"We all love The
Fifth Kingdom. You might be interested to know that last year, it
probably saved the life of one of my small dogs. She had eaten a nasty Inocybe
and had a terrible muscarine reaction. I knew immediately what was wrong
and what to do - All thanks to reading the poisonous mushroom section.Very grateful"
Adrienne Fitzhenry, University of Toronto
"I have borrowed your book from my
supervisor and I enjoy it very much. I am wondering if it is possible to
order a copy of this excellent book from you. Thank you for very
interesting and pleasant reading!"
Christina Wedén, Sweden
"This...revised second edition of the text first published in
1985...is clearly the sportiest, most engaging, most comprehensive and current,
and most reasonably priced text on the market...Most chapters have been
noticeably revised...My overall impression is that while the revised edition retains the
singular Kendrickian flair...it is a more serious and comprehensive treatment...In
provocatively conveying the multitude of ways that fungi impact the ecosystem, and
particularly human affairs, this text has no equal as an introduction to
"The Fifth Kingdom is a great text. I wish I had
had it when I was a mycology student"
Angela Belt, Sonora, California
"When I first opened the package, I must admit I was a little
disappointed when I saw a small, plain book. As I glanced over the table
of contents and then read some of the definitions of terms in the glossary, I soon
realized that the book covered every aspect of fungi I could possibly imagine. The same
day I started reading the book, and quickly found that I could not put it down. In less
than three weeks I had read it all and thoroughly enjoyed it. In the past few years I have
read every book on fungi I could find. None of these equalled The Fifth Kingdom.
The book has become invaluable to me."
A U.S. undergraduate student