Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering
Sell Us Your Item
For a $2.62 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides) [Paperback]

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

List Price: $21.95
Price: $13.76 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $8.19 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, July 11? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback $13.76  
Unknown Binding --  

Book Description

December 12, 1981 0394519922 978-0394519920 A Chanticleer Press ed
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.

Frequently Bought Together

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides) + Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees:  Eastern Region + National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers--E: Eastern Region - Revised Edition
Price for all three: $40.57

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

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.

Product Details

  • Series: National Audubon Society Field Guides
  • Paperback: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394519922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394519920
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
100 of 103 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This Field Guide is one of the best there is on the subject of mushrooms found in the North American continent. I hunt mushrooms regularly and use this guide when I encounter a mushroom that I am unfamiliar with or where there are simular features.
This guide has color photographs and an apt descriptions as to where and what a certain mushroom grows upon. Whether they are edible or not. I found this guide to be indispensable and keep it with me for accurate identification.
This guide is compact enough as to be with you on all hiking treks. It is worth the money as a very valuable tool for spore print color. Sometimes the only way to tell the difference between spieces.
Excellent and well worth reading. The best guide I found, but I own four others for cross reference. Before you harvest mushrooms from the wild you must be certain that what you harvest is what you've got.
Don't leave home without it. Be prepared...
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best North American field guide November 16, 2000
Format:Paperback
This is a fine field guide, overall. It's not designed for total beginners -- those folks should get some experienced assistance before trying to identify mushrooms with this book alone. But once you know the basics, this guide can be your first reference, and the only one you carry in your pack.
Of the five field guides I have owned, this is by far the best for North American mushrooms. Still, no guide is 100% complete, so having some alternative guides to refer to is a good idea. Also, while it is described as "leather bound," my copy and all others I have seen actually are bound in vinyl with a leather-like texture stamped on it. Don't be fooled into thinking you are getting a real leather-bound book. Of course, vinyl is more practical for field use anyway, where you are likely to get the book wet!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
115 of 125 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Get Mushrooms Demystified August 6, 2002
Format:Paperback
Most people buy this book simply because it is an Audubon Society book. (I made this mistake) It seems the author left out important information in an attempt to keep the book field guide sized. By including a few species from every part of the country, the author made this book of little use to anyone who lives in one place. On the other hand, it does have a lot of pictures... Even if they are small, hopelessly jumbled, and labeled with made-up names. (seriously) This book is for people that have some spare money and want to expand their library. I would highly recommend a couple of other books instead: Mushrooms Demystified (The comprehensive text for beginners and experts alike), and All the Rain Promises and More (The field guide).
Was this review helpful to you?
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best portable field guide out there. December 29, 2006
Format:Paperback
Some reviewers here are not real mushroom collectors. As portable field guides go, this is one of the best ones. Other bigger books may do it better but for preliminary identification and portability this is the one you want. One reviewer says there are no colloquial names. There are for virtually every one where one exists. Another said there were no latin names. There are latin names for every one. Any time you use one photograph to represent a species, there will be questions since most species are quite variable. Other field guides are guilty too. Peterson's guide uses drawings rather than photographs. That said, the photographs are good. The descriptions are a bit economical but this book is almost 1000 pages. Everyone serious about mushroom collecting and identification needs more than one book. Period. This one is for the field. If you need a more comprehensive book or books you may need to buy a 4 wheeler to carry them around. This book has served me well since 1981.
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good supplemental book December 10, 2004
Format:Paperback
I own about a dozen mushroom books and have recently added this one to my collection. "Shooming" can be a dangerous pursuit and, like almost all are aware, absolute identification is required. I don't think I would personally feel competent with this book alone, nor any other for that matter. I feel there are better books but these are very heavy monstrosities. This one, like a few, can be carried into the field while the larger, more definitive guides await at home, or in the car. The pictures are good but I prefer a "Peterson Guide" type approach to indicate what, exactly, I should be looking for. My only other personal objection is that I prefer a guide that uses their Latin name since this knowledge will be more easily transferable from one book to another.

In sum: It's a fine addition to a collection of other books on the subject. It's a decent field guide for someone who has a bit of knowledge on the subject beforehand.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good photographs but it could be better August 16, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Comparing many books on mushrooms I am still looking for a great combination of features. 1) must be portable and not the size of a large size volume; 2) color photographs, possibly full page, in a natural setting, possibly at natural size; 3) text adjacent to photograph; 4) warnings on look-alike mushrooms when looking at one mushroom specifically; 5) usage of scientific names as primary references instead of common names. While this field guide excells in many of the above, each page has three color photograps, thus often the mushroom displayed is 20% the size of the actual real mushroom. Also, the text pages are separate from the photograph pages due to different type of paper used (text is on white paper), so while the picture may be on page 200, the text is on page 400. Another disappointment was the prevalent usage of common names instead of scientific names, which can be a turn-off for readers who are not from North America and couldn't care less of the local mushroom naming.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it! Easy to use, small enough to not be cumbersome, and the photos are great!
Published 1 day ago by Lynneasborealis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Book.
Published 3 days ago by William K. Tamplen
3.0 out of 5 stars Book is printed in China
I was disappointed that the book was printed in China. A lot of the picture pages are not aligned properly and some of the page numbers are partially cut off. Read more
Published 17 days ago by beamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasic Pictures
As I stated above, fantasic illustrations on the first few hundred (yes hundred) pages, full color, some wtih various stages and sizes for easier identification. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Grant Hoppe
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty pictures and decent facts
I'm didnt buy it as a serious field guide, I'm just a casual mushroom lover who loves seeing all the different kinds there is. And this book is perfect for that. Read more
Published 23 days ago by MissXfilTh
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes mushroom hunting a lot of fun.
I've owned this guide for a week and I've already been able to identify plenty of mushrooms! The pictures are very clear and there are many different ways to identify mushrooms... Read more
Published 1 month ago by R.
5.0 out of 5 stars great field guide
Cary it in a fanny pack to identify mushrooms i come across while hiking. Great tool and would recommended to friends
Published 1 month ago by Barry Mullins
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful field guide
All of the field guide in audubon series, are well written and an extremely good to have general identification guide.
Published 2 months ago by bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
This book was required for my class! I purchased it thinking I would only need it for one semester and I would resell it! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Casey Sloss
5.0 out of 5 stars National Audubon's Field Guide
This book is a welcome addition to my library I consider it an excellent reference book. Anyone who is interested in mushrooms this book is a must have reference Get it now.
Published 3 months ago by Jesse J. Smith
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category