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Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 1-55407-115-1
Pages 320
Language English only
Price $39.95

Written by Roger Phillips.
Published by Firefly Books Ltd., 2005.


The ultimate illustrated handbook on mushrooms.

More than 1,000 handsome colour photographs by Roger Phillips illustrate this comprehensive guide to mushrooms and other fungi of North America, in all their astonishing variety. Amateur collectors, expert mycologists and armchair naturalists will welcome the reissue of this valuable reference. Each photograph has a neutral background to eliminate distractions. The specimens are arranged to show the cap, stem, gills, spines, and a cross section, usually in various stages of growth.

The information on each mushroom variety includes:
  • Dimensions of cap, gills and stem
  • Colour and texture description of flesh
  • Description of odour and taste
  • Habitat and growing season
  • Description of spores
  • Categorization of edibility
Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America also includes useful tips and helpful advice on collecting specimens and identifying them. This book is the ideal introduction to mycology.

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