Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

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Ian Robert Hall
Timber Press, 2003 - Cooking - 371 pages
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Mushrooms are among the most intriguing and striking inhabitants of the natural world, as highly regarded for their distinctive flavors and uses in cooking and medicine as for their sometimes strange, often beautiful shapes and forms. Some are medicinal, others poisonous or even lethal. Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World is a well-rounded look at mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. The authors provide expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and poisonous wild mushrooms and how to record important details, with suggestions for taking photographs and preparing spore prints. More than 250 stunning photographs accompany the text. Truly international in its coverage, this engaging introduction to the world of mushrooms will appeal to naturalists, students, photographers, chefs, hikers, and potential growers from around the world.

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Great little book which covers much of the world despite growing out of an Australian new Zealand work. Not the best book for identification but it does have the basic keys for visible identification ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ian Hall is a Lecturer in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide.

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