National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Familiar Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides) (Paperback)

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A portable, comprehensive field guidebrimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocketfrom the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This streamlined volume contains an easy-to-use field guide identifying 80 familiar North American mushrooms, an outline of identifying mushrooms characteristics, the basics of when and where to look for mushrooms and certain distinguishing qualities of poisonous mushrooms.

This pocket guide is teeming with information on this class of fungi; full-color photographs and descriptive line drawings, engaging mushroom lore on each individual mushroom species, specific identifying mushroom features, notes and warnings on each species' edibility and their poisonous lookalike counter-parts, geographical information and a guide to various mushroom family traits.

Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering then for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side.

About the Author

PETER KATSAROS (1926-2007) was a mycologist and photographer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679729846
ISBN-10: 0679729844
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: July 21st, 1990
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: National Audubon Society Pocket Guides