By Alain Bellocq, with photographs by Jaroslav Maly. Mushrooms are astonishingly diverse. Shapes include buttons, nests, fans, feet, clubs, hooves, trumpets, mesh, tentacles, stars, tubes, and spines. Textures are smooth, shiny or pimpled. They can be dry or wet, edible or deadly. Nuanced colors and blushes include yellows, reds, blues, and greens. They may be speckled, stinky, slimy, hairy, or fuzzy. Some wear a hat, a "skirt," or can even move. A heartfelt appreciation of the beauty and diversity of fungi, Astounding Mushrooms features gorgeous full-color photographs of more than 200 mushroom species in their wild habitat. The close-up images reveal every size of growth, every shade of color, every shadow of silhouette, and every detail of texture. Concise captions identify the mushrooms and provide further description of their biology. Astounding Mushrooms invites readers into the extraordinary fungi universe. 200 pages, hardcover.