The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms

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Knopf, 1981 - Nature - 926 pages
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With more than 700 mushrooms detailed with color photographs and descriptive text, this is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to the mushrooms of North America. The 762 full-color identification photographs show the mushrooms as they appear in natural habitats. Organized visually, the book groups all mushrooms by color and shape to make identification simple and accurate in the field, while the text account for each species includes 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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EXCELLENT ref guide...almost 800 color pics! - Goodreads
It is a good size, and the illustrations are clear. - Goodreads
Great pictures that make things easy to ID. I love it. -
The colors are off for a lot of the mushroom pictures - Goodreads

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User Review  - rgwomack - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

This is a user-friendly guide to trees in the Eastern USA So far, I have found it to be an enjoyable item to put in my backpack for a day on the hiking trail or the park. The book is clearly organized ... Read full review


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