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Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press Field Guides)

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ISBN13: 9780881929355
ISBN10: 0881929352
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The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to find mushrooms — they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Yet until now, there has been no mushroom guide that focuses on the region.

This compact, beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and westernmost Montana, with an emphasis on the heart of mushroom country: the low- to mid-elevation forest habitats of western Oregon and Washington. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi; information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them; an overview of fungus ecology; and a discussion on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.

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"Hold on to your hats, mushroom lovers! This beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms." The Chuckanut Reader

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"This volume is authoritative, thoughtfully organized, and filled with excellent photos." SciTech Book News

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Typical for this consistently superb publisher, this volume is authoritative, thoughtfully organized, and filled with excellent photos. Written by two specialists who teach at the U. of Washington in Seattle, the guide presents detailed descriptions of 450 mushrooms, with a color photo of each. Written with the amateur mushroom gatherer in mind, the guide begins with an introduction to mushrooms, the various types, tips and cautions for mushroom hunting, and very specific advice regarding eating wild mushrooms. The entries for the individual types of mushrooms mention edibility. Poisonous types are included as well, with careful descriptions, including comparison to edible mushrooms with a similar appearance, and an appendix about mushroom poisoning. A glossary is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Steve Trudell is affiliate professor in the College of Forest Resources and lecturer in the Biology Department at the University of Washington. He has been identifying and photographing mushrooms and studying their ecology for over 30 years. Steve belongs to the Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Association, and International Mycorrhiza Society, writes for several mycological publications, and frequently serves as foray mycologist or invited lecturer for mycological societies and other nature groups. His research interests include the roles of fungi in forest nutrient cycling.

Joe Ammirati is professor of biology and teaches mycology and botany at the University of Washington. His research focuses mainly on the classification and evolutionary relationships of the gilled fungi, particularly in the genus Cortinarius, but also includes mushroom biogeography and co-evolution, mushroom toxicity, and fungal diversity of arctic/alpine, boreal, and subalpine habitats. Joe is the scientific advisor to the Puget Sound Mycological Society and Pacific Northwest Key Council.

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fire_girl, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by fire_girl)
Super excited to go mushroom hunting! Just received this book and I'm looking forward to enjoying some wild mushrooms!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881929355
Author:
Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Illustrator:
Mello, Marsha
Author:
Ammirati, Joe
Author:
Trudell, Steve
Subject:
Mushrooms
Subject:
Mushrooms -- Northwest, Pacific.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Plants - Mushrooms
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mushrooms and Fungi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Timber Press Field Guides
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.30x5.80x.90 in. 1.50 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881929355 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hold on to your hats, mushroom lovers! This beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms."
"Review" by , "This volume is authoritative, thoughtfully organized, and filled with excellent photos."
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