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Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi Paperback – October 1, 2007
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JAMES TRAPPE, PhD, serves on the faculty of Forest Science at Oregon State University and works with the Australian government as a specialist in truffles and other forest fungi. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
MATT TRAPPE has served as the Trufflemaster for the North American Truffling Society since 1998. He leads monthly truffle forays near his home in Corvallis, Oregon.
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Top Customer Reviews
Along with an introduction covering plenty of general tips on truffle hunting, the book includes detailed pages on many species of truffle. These include photographs, of course, and it's amazing to discover the vast range of colors, patterns, shapes, sizes, etc. among truffles! The season during which each truffle can be found is noted; for instance, the Trappea darkeri's season is April--November. Distribution comes next, anything from the vague "Western North America" to the incredibly specific "Only in western Oregon and northern California in lowland to foothill forests." Habitat describes, usually, the type of trees under which the truffle variety is found.
Since photos and descriptions sometimes aren't enough for identification, spore information is included as well--starting with a photograph of the spores (generally taken through a microscope). Spore notes include size in micrometers and a general description, and sometimes include notes on the particular dye or solution used to bring out certain features.Read more ›
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Lots of good information. Clear photos. Needs to be updated though.Published 5 months ago by linda gallacher
Makes me want to go out and find some! Excellent quality, very descriptive.Published 7 months ago by Harold Seelig
This is an awesome truffle book. I challenge anyone to find a more accurate, comprehensive, and portable guide to North American Truffles.Published on October 16, 2013 by Jherek Silber
Excellent book with pictures and information about North American truffles! This will be one of my favorite field guides! Great price!Published on February 3, 2013 by Patricia E. Wilson
Simple, easy to read, full of concise information and very accurate. Fits in your pocket and a great companion to mycologists in search of truffles.Published on January 25, 2013 by zachary hardin
A Handy/Practical Field Guide, Beautifully Done...Great to take trudging through the woods on a Fungi Foray..Glad to have it @my disposal.Published on January 14, 2013 by Michael J Kalafut