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'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know.' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, author of River Cottage Veg Every Day!

The culmination of over thirty years' work, Roger Phillips's authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with 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 246 x 28mm | 1,214g
  • Macmillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • Illustrations
  • 0330442376
  • 9780330442374
  • 5,014

Table of contents

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

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 A masterpiece of identification. -- David Bellamy
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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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