The ultimate illustrated handbook on mushrooms.
'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.
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
Color and texture description of flesh
Description of odor 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.'
...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...
About 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.