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Boletes of Eastern North America

Flora / Fauna New Edition
By: Alan E Bessette(Author), William C Roody(Author), Arleen Rainis Bessette(Author)
277 pages, 459 colour photos
Boletes of Eastern North America
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  • Boletes of Eastern North America ISBN: 9780815611653 Edition: 2 Paperback May 2024 Out of stock with supplier: order now to get this when available
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Of all the groups of wild mushrooms, none have engendered more enthusiasm and affection than the boletes. Their inherent beauty, abundance, and, for many, culinary appeal have firmly established them in the hearts of mushroom hunters around the world. The habitats, geographic distribution, and ecology of boletes-including the intriguing relationships they have with trees and shrubs-only add to their interest.

Boletes of Eastern North America, second edition offers readers a comprehensive field guide, providing extensive descriptions and more than 450 rich colour photographs. Each species listing includes the most recent scientific name with existing synonyms; common names when applicable; and an overview with field impressions, similar species, and detailed information about habitat, fruiting frequency, and geographic distribution. Updated and expanded from the previous release to incorporate new photos and an improved, more readable layout, this is an indispensable resource for mycologists, mushroom hunters, foragers, and cooks alike.

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Alan E. Bessette, is a professional mycologist and distinguished emeritus professor of biology at Utica College. He has published numerous papers in the field of mycology and has authored or coauthored more than twenty-five books, including: Milk Mushrooms of North America. Alan served both as a consultant for the New York State Poison Control Center and as the scientific adviser to the Mid-York Mycological Society for more than twenty years. He was awarded the Mycological Foray Service Award in 1987 and was the recipient of the 1992 North American Mycological Association Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology.

William C. Roody is a mycologist and wildlife diversity biologist. He has authored or coauthored several books, including Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States.

Arleen R. Bessette is a retired psychotherapist, as well as a mycologist and botanical photographer. She has published several papers in the field of mycology and has authored or coauthored more than fifteen books, including Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States. Arleen has won several awards in the North American Mycological Association's annual photography competition. Her mycological interests include the effects of fungi on consciousness, mycophagy, and dyeing fiber with lichens and fungi.

Flora / Fauna New Edition
By: Alan E Bessette(Author), William C Roody(Author), Arleen Rainis Bessette(Author)
277 pages, 459 colour photos
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"This beautiful book comprises an assembly of species, 350 color photographs, and a brief list of references that professionals will find useful. A small section on culinary uses of boletes is included, along with an index to common and scientific names, which will also be valuable for amateurs. Recommended."

"The most up-to-date book available on boletes, and the best book for identifying species of this large, boletes, and is highly recommended for the libraries of all mushroom fans."
Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club

"Highly recommended to all budding boletologists, pot hunters, and field mycologists."
Sporeprint: Long Island Mycological Club newsletter

"This book fills an important need, enabling the many interested amateur and professional mycologists to identify the boletes that occur in the eastern US and Canada; a 'must have' book for people seriously interested in mushrooms."
– Gregory M. Mueller, chief scientist and Negaunee Foundation Vice President of Science, Chicago Botanic Garden

"A state of the art, comprehensive treatment of the diversity of bolete fungi found in eastern North America, admirable in its degree of coverage, and reflecting an authoritative knowledge of the subject."
– Todd Osmundson, assistant professor, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

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