- Series: National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover)
- Paperback: 928 pages
- Publisher: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394519922
- ISBN-13: 978-0394519920
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.4 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (448 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover)) A Chanticleer Press ed Edition
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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.
About the Author
The author, Gary H. Lincoff, is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden; he was president of the North American Mycological Association from 1980 to 1986.
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
This, as well as a couple of other field guides, are with me every time I strike out into the woods. There are so many things out there that most people will never even know about in the woods! I am a big fan of learning, nature, and definitely mushrooms.. As such, you can never be too far away from a good field guide to help you identify just about everything you see!
There are so many photographs, descriptions, and line drawings in this book, that it is relatively easy for anyone to identify many types of mushrooms. There are many that look very similar, so you always have to be careful, but this book makes identification a breeze on most common types of mushrooms.