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CHASING THE RAIN
My Treasure Hunt for the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms
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"A joy to page through and a highly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library collections, Chasing the Rain is as entertaining as it is informative."-- James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

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Chasing the Rain
My Treasure Hunt for the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms

Chasing the Rain is the fruit of Taylor Lockwood's travels in search of the world's most beautiful mushrooms. Through pictures, it relates the diversity of life-forms found in this very large, but still relatively little-known kingdom. Chasing the Rain tells the stories behind those pictures, shows us ones not yet published, and reveals something new.

Taylor's anecdotes on photographing mushrooms in various climes and conditions chronicles the connection between people who hunt mushrooms all over the world. Developing friendships with colleagues and fellow mushroom enthusiasts around the globe has afforded Taylor a unique perspective on people, travel, and nature-from the ground up. With fungi as the common denominator, barriers of language, culture, and politics are erased.

Through his lens, we are taken on a gentle journey that is sometimes exciting, oftentimes funny, and always close to the earth.

Product Specifics:

  • Hard-cover coffee table book with dust jacket
  • Dimensions: 9 3/4" X 11"
  • General index and Species index
  • 128 pages
  • Over 500 full-color photographs

Reviews:

A very special blend of travelogue and horticultural study, Chasing the Rain: My Treasure Hunt for the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms by Taylor F. Lockwood is beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's simply gorgeous, full-color photography of an astonishing variety of mushrooms. The text offers fascinating and informative anecdotes about everything from having to dodge deadly snakes in China, to warding off swarms of mosquitoes in Borneo, to outsmarting a band of monkeys in Bali, to hunting for mushrooms at 14,000 feet in Tibet's thin air, to the difficulties of finding mushrooms in drought-stricken Europe. The culmination (to date) of his passionate appreciation for mushrooms and other fungi, Chasing the Rain is also an account of the connection felt by people who, like esthetic mycologist Taylor Lockwood, hunt the mushrooms of the world. A joy to page through and a highly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library collections, Chasing the Rain is as entertaining as it is informative.--James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

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