Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

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Timber Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Nature - 352 pages
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A must-have guide for mushroom hunters in the Pacific Northwest

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 460 of the region's most common mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, it also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them, an overview of fungus ecology, and a discussion on how to avoid mushroom poisoning.
  • More than 500 superb color photographs
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear coded layout
  • Covers Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western-most Montana
  • Essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
9
Preliminaries
11
Whats Its Name?How to Identify Your Mushrooms
31
THE MUSHROOMS
37
To Learn More
313
Glossary
315
Appendix 1 Types of Mushroom Poisoning
327
Appendix 2 Information Often Included in Descriptions of Gilled Mushrooms
336
Index
338
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Steve Trudell is affiliate curator in the Burke Museum Herbarium at the University of Washington. He belongs to the Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Association, and International Mycorrhiza Society. He writes for several mycological publications and frequently serves as foray mycologist and lecturer for mycological societies.

Joe Ammirati is professor of biology and teaches mycology and botany at the University of Washington. His research focuses mainly on the classification and evolutionary relationships of the gilled fungi, particularly in the genus Cortinarius, but also includes mushroom biogeography and co-evolution, mushroom toxicity, and fungal diversity of arctic/alpine, boreal, and subalpine habitats. Joe is the scientific advisor to the Puget Sound Mycological Society and Pacific Northwest Key Council.

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