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Hundreds of full-colour photographs with easy-to-understand text make this a perfect visual guide. Learn about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by colour, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections, you'll begin to learn which are the edible wild mushrooms. The information in Mushrooms of the Northwest, written by Teresa Marrone and Drew Parker, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers.
About This Book
- What Is a Mushroom?
- How to Look at Mushrooms
- Eating Mushrooms
- Digging Deeper into Mycology
- Terrain and Climate
- How to Use This Book
- Basic Categories
- Top Edibles
- Top Toxics
- Mushrooms Grouped by Type
- Cap & Stem with Gills
- Cap & Stem with Pores
- Atypical Caps Shelf with Pores
- Shelf with Gills
- Shelf/Other Spherical Mushrooms
- Cup-Shaped Mushrooms
- Coral and Club Fungi
- Miscellaneous Mushrooms
Helpful Resources and Bibliography
About the Authors
Teresa Marrone is the lead author of three regional field identification guides for wild mushrooms (Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest, Mushrooms of the Northeast, and Mushrooms of the Northwest). She is also sole author of more than a dozen outdoors-themed books, including the Wild Berries & Fruits Identification Guides series (currently available for four regions of the U.S.). She splits her time between her home in Minneapolis and her cabin in northern Minnesota, abutting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
With a background in the visual arts, Drew Parker has always had a strong attraction to the natural sciences, as well. He found his focus in fungi after arriving in the Northwest in 1973 and innocently wandering into the mountains with a new mushroom book in hand. He is a longtime member of the North American Mycological Association and the Pacific Northwest Key Council, a group of amateur and professional mycologists that was formed to further the study of Northwest fungi. Over the years, he has served as foray mycologist for the Spokane Mushroom Club and has worked for several years conducting surveys of macrofungi for the U.S. Forest Service. As a photographer, Drew has supplied images for numerous mycological papers and books, as well as for MatchMaker, a digital mushroom identification program, of which he is a coauthor. He currently resides with his wife, Katie, at their home in the wild woods near Metaline Falls, Washington.
"This is the second edition of the acclaimed Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia, the only book that not only illustrates all the species that occur in this most bird-species-rich country in the world, but in a format that is genuinely a ‘field’ guide (indeed that could unashamedly use the epithet ‘pocket guide’) since it is light enough and small enough to fit into a large jacket pocket. This edition is larger, partly to accommodate even more species (there are 50 additions to the Colombia list) which means the book now covers a staggering 1 900 species (i.e. almost 20% of the world's total) and also because fewer species now occupy each page. The average of about six species per page (including illustrations, text and map) puts the Guide on a par with many of the best around the world. This has meant that the book has become a bit bigger in page count and weight, but at 600 g it still is easily carried into the field. [...] The second edition also includes several new features. These include page-long descriptions of three of the top birding areas: the Santa Marta region, the Central and Western Andes of Antioquia and the Magdalena valley and Eastern Andes. All these areas are well endowed with a network of bird reserves and birding lodges and helpfully guidance is given on recommended length of stay to bird there, as well as other logistics. Concluding the non-passerine section are four plates depicting some of the mammals of Colombia. No one planning a visit to Colombia should dream of travelling there without this book. Indeed, I urge owners of the first edition to buy this one as well. [...]"
- Martin Kelsey, Ibis 157(2), April 2015
"[...] Although slightly larger than the first edition, this field guide miraculously fits into a large coat pocket, or easily into any bag, and it will be an invaluable companion on any birding trip to Colombia. Once again, the authors, as well as ProAves, have produced an outstanding piece of work, and all profits from its sale will go towards conservation of the many threatened birds illustrated in the book. If you are a birder visiting Colombia you have to take Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia, Second Edition!"
- Grant McCreary (07-12-2014) read the full review at The Birder's Library