Smithsonian Mushrooms

Smithsonian Handbooks Mushrooms

Thomas Laessoe - Author

$18.95

5.86 x 8.42in | 304 pages | ISBN 0789433354

Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a readily accessible structure make this an indispensable pocket guide to mushrooms of the world. Packed with more than 2,300 full-color photographs and illustrations of over 500 mushrooms, the Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Mushrooms is a concise guide to identification, enabling you to recognize each species quickly and easily. Photo-Encyclopedic Approach: Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each mushroom's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Meticulously drawn artworks depict each species in its natural environment, while quick-reference, color-coded bands provide useful at-a-glance facts, such as fruiting season, size, edibility, and spore deposit color. Identification Made Easy: By organizing all the mushrooms by shape, with major categories further subdivided by characteristics such as gill arrangement or flesh type, field identification is made as simple as possible. A thorough introduction explains in more detail what mushrooms are and how they grow, and gives practical advice on how to use microscopic features to assist in species recognition. A concise glossary explains all scientific and technical terms used in the book. The latest in DK's well-done series of nature handbooks provides concise text and clear photographs. A thorough introduction explains what mushrooms are and how they grow.—New Orleans Times-Picayune

More than 500 mushrooms from around the world illustrated with 2,300 full color photos...the DK layouts are splendid.—Virginian Pilot

The latest in DK's well-done series of nature handbooks provides concise text and clear photographs. A thorough introduction explains what mushrooms are and how they grow.—New Orleans Times-Picayune

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