The wonders of fungi are endless. From tiny mushrooms poking up through the leaves to the delicious umami of a truffle, fungi are as wondrous as they are important. While we have an idea for their uses, much of their inner lives and what they can do remains a mystery. The Lives of Fungi provides a glimpse inside this hidden and extraordinary world. You will learn about how mold has been used to help cure infections, how mushrooms can literally spring up overnight, how tiny threads use an underground fungal network called hyphae to communicate, and so much more. Combining engaging and accessible text with stunning photography, this gorgeous reference is perfect for mycologists of all ages and abilities.