Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

Book - 2003
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Mushrooms are among the most intriguing and striking inhabitants of the natural world, as highly regarded for their distinctive flavors and uses in cooking and medicine as for their sometimes strange, often beautiful shapes and forms. Some are medicinal, others poisonous or even lethal. Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World is a well-rounded look at mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. The authors provide expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and poisonous wild mushrooms and how to record important details, with suggestions for taking photographs and preparing spore prints. More than 250 stunning photographs accompany the text. Truly international in its coverage, this engaging introduction to the world of mushrooms will appeal to naturalists, students, photographers, chefs, hikers, and potential growers from around the world.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Timber Press : 2003
ISBN: 9780881925869
0881925861
Branch Call Number: 579.61 Ed41h
Characteristics: 371p illus
Additional Contributors: Hall, Ian R

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