Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians

Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians

by William C. Roody
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813190398

ISBN-13: 9780813190396

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

With its dense forests and plentiful rainfall, West Virginia and the rest of the Central Appalachian region is an almost perfect habitat for hundreds of varieties of wild mushrooms. For the mushroom hunter, this vast bounty provides sheer delight and considerable challenge, for every outdoor excursion offers the chance of finding a mushroom not previously

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With its dense forests and plentiful rainfall, West Virginia and the rest of the Central Appalachian region is an almost perfect habitat for hundreds of varieties of wild mushrooms. For the mushroom hunter, this vast bounty provides sheer delight and considerable challenge, for every outdoor excursion offers the chance of finding a mushroom not previously encountered. For both the seasoned mycologist and the novice mushroom hunter, Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians serves as a solid introduction s of the region. Some 400 species are described and illustrated with the author's own stunning color photographs, and many more are discussed in the text. Detailed mushroom descriptions assure confident identifications. Each species account includes remarks about edibility and extensive commentary to help distinguish similar species. A comprehensive glossary of specialized mycological terms is provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813190396
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
244,877
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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