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Toads and Toadstools: The Natural History, Mythology and Cultural Oddities of This Strange Association

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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, observ ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Ten Speed Press (first published November 1995)
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Kate
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: toad-lickers, witches, shamans
Recommended to Kate by: 398.363978 MO
Shelves: history
“Holde the stone before a tode, so that he may see it; and if it be a right and true stone, the tode will leape towards it, and make as though he would snatch it. He envieth so much that man should have that stone.”
Jonathan
Dec 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mushrooms-fungi
Nonfiction work on cultural and historical treatment of toads and well toadstools, muchrooms of all kinds.
Jonathan
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
a funky book. kind of tries too hard to tie together the amphibians and the fungi, but is chock-full of cool facts and cultural tidbits.
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