384 pages, 1000 col photos
This is a photographic guide to 1,000 of the most important species of fungi of the British Isles and northern Europe. Each specimen is shown in a large colour photograph living on its natural substrate, in its most typical habitat, and in natural light to show its true colours. Accompanying text provides details of form, including microscopic structure, and edibility and culinary value.
... well designed and very easy to use ... it's also one of those absorbing reference books which, having found what you were looking for, you keep reading Organic Gardening The clear photographs in this manual should help us to sort out our yummy mushrooms from our poisonous toadstools Daily Telegraph
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Michael Jordan is a qualified botanist who has been studying and collecting fungi throughout Britain and Europe for more than twenty-five years. An established writer and broadcaster on mycology, his series Mushroom Magic, for Channel 4, brought this fascinating subject to a wide audience and put the accompanying book into the bestsellers' list.