Item description for National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms by Peter Katsaros...
Overview Covers eighty of the most common mushrooms in North America and includes basic facts, a description of key identifying features, notes on edibility, habitat, and geographical range
Publishers Description The National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is filled with distinct descriptions and detailed color photographs yet is compact enough to easily slip into the back pocket when on a mushroom-hunting excursion. 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.14" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jul 21, 1990
ISBN 0679729844 ISBN13 9780679729846
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More About Peter Katsaros
RICHARD K. WALTON is director and co-founder of the Monarch Monitoring Project for the New Jersey Audubon, a non-profit organization that promotes environmental awareness and conservation. He has studied at Hobart College and Lesley College.
Reviews - What do customers think about National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms?
Very limited. Apr 4, 2000
Although pictures are attractive, they can also be misleading, especially in the case of mushrooms -- this book relies too heavily on photography to identify specimens. Its limited number of described species (and limited descriptions) make it virtually useless for all but the most striking, distinctive fungi.