The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition. Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.

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The guide classifies the majority of North American mushrooms into 14 groups. However, I think they could have easily used only 8. The objective here is not scientific rigor, so I see no reason to ... Read full review

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Good resource good pictures perhaps a bit technical sounding at times. Need to refer to back and forth to photos which are all grouped together. All in all very decent. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
How to Use This Guide
31
Fungi 598633
45
shaped Mushrooms 682732
294
Ascomycetes
323
Basidiomycetes
377
Slime Molds
843
Spore Print Chart
857
Mushroom Poisoning
871
1
881
Authors of Fungi
887
Index
893
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About the author (1981)

The author, Gary H. Lincoff, is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden; he was president of the North American Mycological Association from 1980 to 1986.

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