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Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

by Roger Phillips
     
 

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In this revision of the out-of-print Mushrooms of North America (1991), a nature photographer/author of best-selling natural history guides (and he has a species named after him) addresses both novice and experienced mycologists. Following the warning to "never eat any mushroom that you are not certain is edible," this comprehensive field guide introduces the most

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In this revision of the out-of-print Mushrooms of North America (1991), a nature photographer/author of best-selling natural history guides (and he has a species named after him) addresses both novice and experienced mycologists. Following the warning to "never eat any mushroom that you are not certain is edible," this comprehensive field guide introduces the most common genera with descriptions of physical characteristics, edibility, habitat, and growing season. What makes the approximately 1,000 color photos unique is that he photographed specimens under ideal studio conditions, showing various parts and stages of growth. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual 2010 - Diane M. Calabrese
Gills, central stem, spore color, tubes, and pores are characteristics that allow the amateur to make a respectable attempt at identifying mushrooms and other fungi. Yes, there are some delicious edible mushrooms, but no amateur should ever eat a mushroom on the basis of his own identification; an expert determination is the only path to safe eating. Yet this is a perfect volume for the admirer of the Mycena species.... Each succinct description provides notes on range, seasonality, defining characters and size. The photographs are excellent.... Throughout, one picks up interesting tidbits, such as the passion that drives British mycologists to conduct their conferences in Latin. Then there are the surprises with every turn of the page, such as the captivating deep blue of the bruised, older Gyroporus cyanescens. It all makes one want to get to the nearest woodland to hasten the learning experience.
Library Journal - Booksmack!
The fabulous colors, shapes, smells, and textures Phillips describes and illustrates could open up a whole new world of nature study for some readers; for home reference, the earlier editions are superior. Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns", Booksmack!, 12/2/10
American Reference Books Annual - Elaine Exell
The quality of the photographs along with the detailed descriptions make the volume and excellent identification guide.
Indianapolis Star - Jolene Ketzenberger
[A] comprehensive guidebook.
Garden Compass - John Bagnasco
Photos, along with concisely detailed text, make identification of the varieties at least plausible... can also be used as a preliminary reference for the novice mycologist.
California Garden - Karin Kratz
An indispensable aid to identification.
Michigan Gardener
Unlike texts that show only the mature plant, [this book] depicts the mushroom through all stages -- a valuable aid to identification.
Chicago Botanic Gardens Current Books on Gardening - Marilyn K. Alaimo
Well organized, it is an outstanding introduction to the field of mycology... many valuable tips for collectors.
American Herb Association
Detailed botanical descriptions and over 1000 photographs that are set against a neutral background to capture all their features... in greater detail than any other mushroom book I've seen.
Scripps Howard News Service - Maureen Gilmer
Phillip's pioneering in-studio photography lets you see each species of mushroom up close and personal... there is no better reference.
London Free Press - Ken Smith
[Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America] is quite simply unparalleled as a comprehensive guide to its subject.
Globe and Mail
Featuring more than 1,000 detailed photographs of the mushrooms of North America, arranged alphabetically, this is the perfect reference book.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record - David Hobson
The most comprehensive guide ever... the book is great.
January Magazine - Linda L. Richards
In a field well populated by various types of guides, Phillip's book is little short of incredible.... incomparable for identification... If you have even the slightest interest in identifying North American mushrooms, this is -- quite simply -- the book on the topic, bar none.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Susan Banks
1,000 extremely detailed color photographs. It is filled with lots of information to go with them.
Halifax Chronicle Herald - Jodi Delong
Thoroughly engaging and visually appealing... a useful and lovely addition to any nature library.
HortIdeas
Classic mycological book... more than 1,000(!) excellent color photos of North American fungi, plus concise descriptions.
Natchez Democrat - Traci Maier
Quite simply unparalleled as a comprehensive guide to its subject... a book that is clear, precise, and an unexcelled reference for anyone with an interest in this fascinating and most accessible subject.
I Can Garden.com
More than 1,000 handsome color 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.... 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... Eating the wrong mushroom can have deadly consequences but this book will make identification easier for you as well as fun as--this has got to be the best book I have ever seen for collectors wanting to identify mushrooms and fungi in general.
Birdbooker Report 144 - Ian Paulsen
A very useful guide to the fungi of North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554076512
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/23/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
485,510
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Phillips pioneered the use of color photography for the reliable identification of natural history subjects. He has 30 books to his credit, which have sold well over 3.5 million copies worldwide. With Martin Rix, he is the author of Best Rose Guide and The Botanical Garden.

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