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Mushrooms: How to Identify and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi. DK, 2013


IN SHORT – The perfect guide for beginners interested in identifying mushrooms, and surprisingly useful for more advanced enthusiasts. Most mushroom guidebooks describe mushrooms using vague or highly specialized terminology, usually accompanied by photos which fail to show the key features described in the text. “Mushrooms–How to” clearly illustrates the key features as needed, requiring little or no prior experience, nor knowledge of esoteric mycologese.
> For several years, I avoided this book because, to me, the title implied that it was a “how to go mushrooming” (for edible mushrooms) guidebook. It is not. It is an exceptionally well executed general mushroom identification guidebook. It would be very useful for mushroom hunters, but that is not its mission.



Learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of wild mushrooms and other fungi!

Throughout the centuries, people all over the world have been foraging wild mushrooms and fungi for food. It can also be an exciting and rewarding hobby, with hundreds of different species to discover!

This beautifully illustrated guide contains everything you need to help you on your next foraging adventure. Here’s what you can expect:

• Insightful information you need to identify over 450 species of fungi from all around the world
• Clear photographs of each kind of mushroom and its cross-sections are accompanied by annotations and descriptions, along with scale illustrations and identification charts
• Learn about the different anatomical sections and features of fungi, then categorize and identify your own foraging finds through extensive, but easy-to-use, visual ID guides
• Key information on habitat, fruiting, and which types of mushrooms are poisonous and which are edible.

This mushroom foraging book is packed with vital information that will help you identify the exact types of mushrooms you are looking for when you’re out foraging. You’ll learn how to identify the caps, stems and gills, which all have different physical characteristics like shape and texture, and color.

From the Neobulgaria pura and the Mitrula paludosa, discover newly-found fungi species and complex ones which can only be viewed microscopically. The detailed illustrations and identification charts will help you name the mushrooms you find or hope to search for.