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'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The culmination of over thirty years' work, Roger Phillips's authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with the most up-to-date information and original photographs. The essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia, this book is also clear, user friendly and will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Unsurpassed in both illustrative and descriptive detail, Mushrooms contains over 1,250 photographs, often showing the specimens in various stages of growth, and includes all the latest botanical and common names as well as current ecological information on endangered species.

Having sold more than 750,000 copies in Europe of his previous title on mushrooms, Roger Phillips's Mushrooms once again sets the benchmark. Quite simply, nobody with an interest in the subject can afford to be without this book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 27mm | 1,165g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0330442376
  • 9780330442374
  • 11,647

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction
Index - ii: Visual Index
Section - iii: Glossary

Chapter - 1: Mushrooms with Gills
Chapter - 2: Mushrooms with Primitive Gills
Chapter - 3: Mushrooms and Fungi with Pores
Chapter - 4: Fungi with Spines
Chapter - 5: Stomach Fungi
Chapter - 6: Bird's Nest Fungi
Chapter - 7: Stinkhorns
Chapter - 8: Club and Spindle Fungi
Chapter - 9: Coral Fungi
Chapter - 10: Jelly Fungi

Section - v: ASCOMYCETES

Chapter - 11: Morels
Chapter - 12: Saddle Fungi
Chapter - 13: Cup Fungi
Chapter - 14: Ear Fungi
Chapter - 15: Club-shaped Fungi
Chapter - 16: Finger & Disc Fungi
Chapter - 17: Truffles
Chapter - 18: Spots and Crusts

Index - vi: Index
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Review quote

A masterpiece of identification. -- David Bellamy Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know: the sublime taxonomic accuracy of his descriptions and photographs, combined with an evangelical and infectious passion for the subject, will make an instant mycophile of anyone who picks it up. -- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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About Roger Phillips

Roger Phillips is an award-winning photographer with a reputation spanning thirty years. He has consistently pioneered the use of colour photography for the reliable identification of natural history subjects, and has written numerous books dedicated to this purpose, including Roses and Herbs. Described as "Mr Mushrooms" because of his expertise in the field, Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC & Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognized figure in the world of gardening.
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