Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition

Category: Book
By (author): McKnight Ward, Kirsten
By (author): McKnight, Karl B.
By (author): Rohrer, Joseph R.
Series: Peterson Field Guides
Subject:  NATURE / Plants / General
  NATURE / Plants / Mushrooms
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: January 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25in x 4.50in x 0.84in
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From The Publisher*A new approach to identifying mushrooms based on five key features that can be observed while in the field.

Toadstools, truffles, boletes and morels, witches' butter, conks, corals, puffballs and earthstars: mushrooms are both mysterious and ecologically essential. They can also be either delicious or deadly.
 
Thousands of different species of mushrooms appear across North America in the woods, backyards, and in unexpected corners. Learning to distinguish them is a rewarding challenge for a naturalist or chef. Covering most of the common edible and poisonous species readers are likely to encounter, this portable-sized field guide takes a new, simple approach to the method of mushroom identification based on key features that do not require a microscope or technical vocabulary.
 
In addition to the watercolors from the original edition, hundreds more illustrations have been added. These paintings make use of the limited space available in a field guide and focus on the distinguishing details of each species, thereby serving as an ideal tool for beginner and intermediate mycologists alike.
 
From The Publisher*A new approach to identifying mushrooms, based on five key features that can be observed while in the field
Biographical NoteKARL MCKNIGHT is a professor of biology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is the author of Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians.

JOSEPH ROHRER taught a variety of botany classes at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire for over 30 years.

KIRSTEN MCKNIGHT WARD is a botanist, artist, designer, and educator. She lives with her husband and daughter in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

KENT MCKNIGHT was a world-renowned mycologist and the author of the first edition of thePeterson Field Guide to Mushrooms.