enthusiasm in The Fifth Kingdom...is taken to a new level in this
stupendous CD-ROM which aims to inspire and woo students into mycology and also
to promote concern for the environment.
For anyone wishing to recruit new people to mycology, this is by far the best tool I have seen to-date. I can't imagine many mycologists who have seen this CD demonstrated not rushing to secure a personal copy."
Dr. David Hawksworth, Mycological Research, 2001.
"The CD-ROM of The Fifth Kingdom
is a fine contribution to mycology...Why would anyone use any
other text?" Prof. Mike Wingfield, Pretoria, South Africa
"J'ai bien reçu le
CD-ROM. C'est sans contest le meilleur cours de mycologie"
"...in short, it is magnificent" Dr. A.S. Ramadani, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
"Both the CD-ROM and the book are marvelous. Such gorgeous work. Thank you very much" Prof. Rich Boone, Alaska
"I was greatly impressed. It
is the best-illustrated introduction to mycology available today (or any
other day). Of course your excellent writing style is still
there. I know how long you have been collecting slides and
mycological materials for this. It really is the fruit of a
lifetime of enthusiasm and dedication. My heartiest congratulations!
"Using the CD-ROM version
of The Fifth Kingdom is much like viewing your favourite website, using your
favourite browser...Given Kendrick’s inviting writing style, the layperson
will not be intimidated or bored to tears. One of the splendid hallmark
features of the CD-ROM version is the incredibly large number of fine and often
coloured illustrations, photomicrographs and prints."
first textbook I've read cover to cover after 6 years of
is an excellent example of how a usable textbook should be written in
the modern style: simply, elegantly, readably, no nonsense, full of
sound material. It is rich in context and full of surprises. Every entry
makes connections and interconnections. It deals entertainingly,
but matter-of-factly, with amazing items and their biological
significance, without ignoring everyday ones and leaves the reader with
an integrated comprehension and a renewed respect for the subject
matter. Even though I am a biologist, I had always looked on the fungi
with a certain lack of enthusiasm, dating from some appallingly boring
classes at university. This book brought the kingdom back to life for
"I have borrowed your book from my supervisor and I enjoy it very much. I am wondering if it is possible to order a copy of this excellent book from you. Thank you for very interesting and pleasant reading!" Christina Wedén, Sweden
"This...revised second edition of the text first published in 1985...is clearly the sportiest, most engaging, most comprehensive and current, and most reasonably priced text on the market...Most chapters have been noticeably revised...My overall impression is that while the revised edition retains the singular Kendrickian flair...it is a more serious and comprehensive treatment...In provocatively conveying the multitude of ways that fungi impact the ecosystem, and particularly human affairs, this text has no equal as an introduction to mycology." ....Mycotaxon
"The Fifth Kingdom is a great text. I wish I had had it when I was a mycology student." Angela Belt, Sonora, California
"When I first opened the package, I must admit I was a little
disappointed when I saw a small, plain book. As I glanced over the table
of contents and then read some of the definitions of terms in the glossary, I soon
realized that the book covered every aspect of fungi I could possibly imagine. The same
day I started reading the book, and quickly found that I could not put it down. In less
than three weeks I had read it all and thoroughly enjoyed it. In the past few years I have
read every book on fungi I could find. None of these equalled The Fifth Kingdom.
The book has become invaluable to me."
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