The American field mycological renaissance continues space, spearheaded in large part by the authors of this book….A very good glossary and a gratifyingly comprehensive set of references are provided. For anyone with an interest in this genus this book represents essential reading and will serve American mycologists well for years to come. (Geoffrey Kibby Field Mycology
About the Author
Alan E. Bessette is a mycologist and distinguished emeritus Professor of Biology from Utica College of Syracuse University. He has published numerous professional papers in the field of mycology and has authored more than twenty books.
Arleen R. Bessette is a psychologist and mycologist who has been collecting and studying wild mushrooms for more than fifty years. She has authored or coauthored several books on mushrooms and teaches classes on mycology and the culinary aspects of mycophagy.
William C. Roody is a Wildlife Diversity Biologist with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He has authored or coauthored several books on mushrooms and other macrofungi and has won several national awards for his photography.
Steven A. Trudell, an affiliate professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, teaches courses in fungal biology, mushroom identification, and mushroom photography. He is the coauthor of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.