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Description - Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms of North Americ by Katsaros

Filled with distinct descriptions and detailed color photographs--yet compact enough to fit in your back pocket--this field guide is the perfect companion for any mushroom-hunting excursion. This streamlined volume contains an easy-to-use field guide identifying 80 familiar North American mushrooms, an outline of identifying mushrooms characteristics, the basics of when and where to look for mushrooms and certain distinguishing qualities of poisonous mushrooms. This pocket guide is teeming with information on this class of fungi; full-color photographs and descriptive line drawings, engaging mushroom lore on each individual mushroom species, specific identifying mushroom features, notes and warnings on each species' edibility and their poisonous lookalike counter-parts, geographical information and a guide to various mushroom family traits. Whether you are mushroom-hunting to photograph and paint them, studying them scientifically, gathering then for culinary purposes or just for the rewarding experience in itself, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Mushrooms is a handy reference guide to have by your side.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679729846
ISBN-10: 0679729844
Format: Paperback
(108mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 191
Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publish Date: 21-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Katsaros

PETER KATSAROS (1926-2007) was a mycologist and photographer.