From the back cover
With more than 600 brilliant color photographs, detailed line drawings, informative and illuminating descriptions, and critical identification keys, North American Mushrooms is the definitive guide to the fungi of the United States and Canada. This comprehensive book for expert and amateur alike offers tips on how, where, and when to collect wild mushrooms; suggestions for culinary uses; a section on mushroom toxins; and pictorial keys and glossaries to aid the user in precise identification. This is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in wild mushrooms, their uses, and their habitats.
This field guide from renowned mycologist Dr. Orson K. Miller Jr is a high quality photo and text identifiation book for the common mushroom varieties of North America. Detailed descriptions, photos, keys, and drawings aid the mushroomer in identifying and enjoying their finds. The cover is water resistant, made to be "tear-proof", and the book is sold with guaranteed binding. This is one tough book that will survive many trips to the field!
Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Falcon; 1.00 edition (May 1, 2006)