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North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi (Falconguide)by Orson K., Jr. Miller
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With more than 600 brilliant color photographs, detailed line drawings, informative and illuminating descriptions, and critical identification keys, NORTH AMERICAN MUSHROOMS is the definitive guide to the fungi of the United States and Canada. This comprehensive book for expert and amateur alike offers tips on how, where, and when to collect wild mushrooms; suggestions for culinary uses; a section on mushroom toxins; and pictorial keys and glossaries to aid the user in precise identification. This is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in wild mushrooms, their uses, and their habitats.
Dr. Orson K. Miller, Jr. is one of the preeminent mycologists in the United States. His wife and research partner, Hope H. Miller is the author of a wild mushroom cookbook.
Book News Annotation:
In a guide for both amateurs and experts, eminent mycologists provide a written and visual key to finding, identifying, and classifying fungi found in the U.S. and Canada and appreciating their role in nature. The Millers offer tips on making those essential spore prints, mushroom habit, distribution, and edibility/ toxicity. The guide includes many color photos, mycological organizations, and glossaries (pictorial and terms). Orson Miller is professor emeritus of botany/curator of fungi, Virginia Tech. H. Miller is the author of Hope's Mushroom Cookbook (1993). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
North American Mushrooms is a field guide to more than 600 edible and inedible mushrooms that can be found across the United States and Canada. Filled with full color photographs, detailed identification information, and illustrated keys and glossaries to assist with identification, this book also features mushroom lore and helpful information on gathering and using wild mushrooms.
About the Author
Dr. Orson K. Miller Jr. is one of the premier mycologists in the United States. His career has included work with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, many books and articles on mushrooms, and national television and radio appearances as a mushroom expert. He taught biology and mycology at Virginia Tech for many years.
Hope Miller is a mushroom expert in her own right and is the author of cookbooks featuring the bounty of North American mushrooms.
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