By Jennie Walters and Paul Adams
Posted 05.24.2011 at 5:31 pm 3 Comments
The new Book of Fungi, by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans, is a couple of kilograms worth of beautiful mushroom book. The lurid photographs and enticing, offhandedly witty descriptions make the reader want to go out collecting specimens right away -- but the hardcover book's glaring flaw is that, with actual-size glossy pictures of 600 species of fungus, it's hardly a portable companion to the wonders of the woods.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.