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Mushrooms (Smithsonian Handbooks)

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Publisher Comments:

The clearest recognition guides available 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 Smithsonian 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.

Synopsis:

Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.

About the Author

Thomas Laessoe studied at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, and now teaches at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He has undertaken extensive field research in South America and is co-author of The Mushroom Book, also published by Dorling Kindersley. Gary Lincoff has collected mushrooms throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico, and has written extensively on mushroom poisoning and identification. He is past president of the North American Mycological Association and co-founder of the annual Telluride Mushroom Conference.

Table of Contents

Cap & Stem Fungi with Decurrent Gills; Cap & Stem Fungi with Adnexed to Adnate Gills; Cap & Stem Fungi with Free Gills; Cap Fungi with Stem Off-Center or Absent; Cap & Stem Fungi with Pores; Honeycomb-, Brain-, or Saddle-Like Cap; Bracket or Skinlike-Fung

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789489869
Consultant:
Lincoff, Gary
Author:
Fletcher, Neil
Consultant:
Lincoff, Gary
Author:
Laessoe, Thomas
Author:
Hartley Edwards, Elwyn
Author:
Fletcher, Neil
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Subject:
Nature - Flowers & Plants
Subject:
Mushrooms
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Botany
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Smithsonian Handbooks
Series Volume:
no. A-11
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.56x5.90x.77 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Mushrooms
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Botany
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mushrooms and Fungi

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"Synopsis" by , Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
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