Toads and Toadstools: The Natural History, Folklore, and Cultural Oddities of a Strange Association

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Celestial Arts, 1995 - Nature - 208 pages
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While many field guides and cookbooks have been written on mushrooms, fewer books have been devoted to frogs and toads (certainly field guides and perhaps a cookbook)—but none that we know of has ever addressed their curious historical relationships throughout the world. Artist and scholar Adrian Morgan has spent twelve years collecting, studying, drawing, painting, observing, and eating his subjects. The result is a glorious feast for the eye as well as the intellect. An astonishing compendium of art history, cultural anthropology, pharmacology, herpetology, mycology, and serious conjecture. TOADS & TOADSTOOLS will delight and amaze any armchair biologist. Brimming over with almost 150 illustrations.

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User Review  - TruNatrsChild - LibraryThing

A really fun read. So many little facts on mushrooms and toads. Not really indepth, but it couldn't be, you'd get bogged down with the details. You can pick one of his topics and do more indepth research. If you like mushrooms or toads, this is a must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Nonfiction work on cultural and historical treatment of toads and well toadstools, muchrooms of all kinds. Read full review

References to this book

Fauna Britannica
Stefan Buczacki
No preview available - 2002

About the author (1995)

Adrian Morgan is an author, journalist, regular contributor to Classic Boat magazine, and he builds and restores wooden boats at his boat building yard on the shores of Loch Broom near Ullapool.

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