Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
  • Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
ISBN: 0881929352
EAN13: 9780881929355
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 1, 2009
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.2" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A must-have guide for mushroom hunters in the Pacific Northwest

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 460 of the region's most common mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, it 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 how to avoid mushroom poisoning.

  • More than 500 superb color photographs
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear coded layout
  • Covers Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western-most Montana
  • Essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists

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   Best mushroom book I've bought so far
The best mushroom book I bought so far. The only complaint is that it does not label specifcally what is editable and what is not.
   Great companion to Mushrooms Demystified
For any serious mushroom hunter in the Pacific Northwest, this book is a must-have addition to the mycological library. It makes a great companion guide to David Arora's Mushrooms Demystified for the serious collector or stands on its own for the beginner. Although it lacks keys to individual species, it covers the complete gamut of mushroom types one could encounter and provides useful information for each fungus described.
   Extremely useful guide
This is a the best mushroom guide I have come across since we started spurgeon hunting.
   Love it
This is the definitive field guide for mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest, edible and otherwise. The hand holds down.
   Some very strange decisions were made...
They are mentioned for each mushroom only in the comments. While this might be scientifically bad, it is pure usability - idea. My suggestion would be to read and place bookmarks or sticky notes on the pages with the common edible mushrooms. Also missing are Edibility comments for most entries. Even a great improvement would be an unknown Edibility. The pictures are only good :
   What good is this book?
I'm very disappointed in this book! '' But if you don 't know and you want to find the specific mushrooms in your yard good luck. If you find it, it will take forever. And if you find it, you won 't know if it is edible or inedible. What is this book good? Unless you are a mushroom freak and know the names of the mushrooms in your yard or the forest around you, this book will do you no good. Very disappointed, very!
   sad pics no real imformation
i bought this book to find out what is edible, but most of the book has poor pictures and very limited knowledge about what is edible, most discriptions in this book do not tell you edible or not edible...
   Good Book
I say organic book because that is what my good mother and sister in law keep saying. Honestly, the words fungi fungus and mushroom creep me the hell out and Im only now getting a taste for them. But like raw chicken, I can not touch them and they are UGLY. Anyways, I'm glad to see you there. They like those creepy little mutant plant things so that they are ecstatic about staring at page after page learning every little mundane detail. Just hope they arent ganging up and planning on slowly poisoning the family...
   It's okay, but needs revision
I'm only getting into mushroom hunting and it's a lot of fun. This book is not my favorite, however. I like it, but when I find specific mushrooms, everything is in Latin in the back. I know some Latin but am no expert. Unfortunately, it is easier for me to see through photographs than to try and find the unidentified mushroom in the index. If there was a revision for Latin names and common names in the index, that would be much more helpful for beginners like myself. I like most of the pictures and descriptions are nice but looking mushrooms and fungus is not an easy task hence the 35 stars.
   Severely Lacking
I was so excited to receive this book! This weekend I finally had a chance to use it in the field, only to discover that it does not include edible or inedible in the descriptions! There is an appendix with a few pages on poisoning and a few species are mentioned. Even so, in no way is concise. This guide is rather useless to me. I gave it a second star because the photos are large and it does educate you about identification.