Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States
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Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States by Alan E. Bessette
Book DescriptionThis book is a comprehensive field guide to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although it will stand on its own, it is intended to complement and serve as a companion to "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America", also published by Syracuse University Press. Together these volumes form a foundation and reference for identifying mushrooms found in eastern North America from Canada to the subtropics of Florida and Texas. Featuring more than 450 species, this volume includes detailed descriptions and rich color photographs. The photographs were selected for high-quality color fidelity and documentary merit and reflect some of the aesthetic appeal of the subject. The number of species described and illustrated in color is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary detail required by advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815631125
(254mm x 178mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan E. Bessette
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With accurate species descriptions that include both macroscopic and microscopic features, user-friendly field keys, and more than 170 of the best documentary photographs available, this is the first comprehensive guide to North American Tricholomas.
Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America, Hardback (March 2012)
A valuable guide to the Waxy Cap Mushrooms of Eastern North America for amateur and professional mycologists, naturalists, forestry personnel, teachers, biologists and wild food enthusiasts.
North American Boletes, Paperback (June 2010)
A guide to this highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colours, distinctive features, relative abundance and edibility. It features species descriptions, easy to follow keys that emphasize macroscopic features for eastern and western North America and information on collecting, cooking and preserving boletes.
Milk Mushrooms of North America, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Alan E. Bessette
A field guide to the milk mushrooms of North America. Featuring over 150 species and varieties, it includes detailed descriptions and more than 250 photographs. Suitable for both amateur mushroom enthusiasts and professional mycologists, it includes sections for species related to Lactarius and hyperparasites of the genus.
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Author Biography - Alan E. Bessette
Alan E. Bessette is professor of biology at Utica College of Syracuse University and is the author of numerous books including Mushrooms of Northeastern North America and North American Boletes, both published by Syracuse University Press. William C. Roody is a field mycologist and field biologist with the Wildlife Diversity Program at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Arleen R. Bessette is a mycologist and botanical photographer. She is the author of ten books including The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide, also published by Syracuse University Press. Dail L. Dunaway is a mycologist and botanical photographer.
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