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Collins How to Identify Edible Mushrooms

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: Patrick Harding, Tony Lyon and Gill Tomblin

192 pages, Col & b/w illus

Harper Collins

Paperback | Sep 2007 | #166364 | ISBN-13: 9780007259618
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About this book

The book features all edible species of mushroom, together with those with which they may be confused. Organised by habitat for easy reference, it is beautifully illustrated and includes the best ways to cook and eat the mushrooms you collect.

Main species are illustrated in their relevant habitat, and key features are described in detail. `Lookalikes' are shown alongside the main species, and additional illustrations indicate how they differ.

Calendar bars indicate at what time of year you can expect to see each mushroom along with an annotated cross-section giving accurate measurements to make identification easier.

First published 1996, this edition reissued in 2007.

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After gaining his doctorate by growing grass on coal tips, Patrick Harding enjoyed over 25 years as a university lecturer. He now runs numerous courses and works with the BBC on programmes about herbal medicine, wild flowers, mushrooms, and trees. Patrick is the author of 'Gem Mushrooms' and 'Need to Know Mushroom Hunting', and has had years of experience, lecturing and leading groups on fungal forays. He was recently filmed with Richard and Judy for a BBC 2 series.

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