FASCINATED BY FUNGI: EXPLORING THE HISTORY, MYSTERY, FACTS AND FICTION OF THE UNDERWORLD KINGDOM OF MUSHROOMS. By Pat O'Reilly.

FASCINATED BY FUNGI: EXPLORING THE HISTORY, MYSTERY, FACTS AND FICTION OF THE UNDERWORLD KINGDOM OF MUSHROOMS. By Pat O'Reilly.
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Author O'Reilly (Pat).
Book Code 48663
ISBN 9780956054494
Book Description Fine new copy.

(2011) 2016 2nd edition. 8vo (152 x 216mm). Pp448. Colour photographs throughout, brief bibliography. Pictorial laminated boards.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2016
Publisher First Nature.
Place Rhydlewis, Ceredigion.
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A revised and enlarged new edition of Pat O'Reilly's splendid field guide, brimming with both enthusiasm and expertise. Extremely thorough and very well illustrated with photographs by the author, as he takes us, more or less literally, to look at one species after another. O'Reilly is extremely good on the habitats in which each species lives, and the plant species associated with them - the book shows you how to identify the habitat first, including the appropriate grasses, flowers or trees, and then the fungus in question. Related subjects such as taxonomy and nomenclature are also usefully discussed, as is a species' palatibility or not, where appropritate, and the odd recipe. Chapters include: Kingdom of the underworld; Breeding habits and feeding habits; Wood, trees and woodlands; Friends of the forest - ectomycorrhizal fungi; Tree parasites and other hangers-on; The rest of the rotters; Grass, grasses and grasslands; Grassland fungi; Mushrooms on the margin; Forays for food, fun and photography; Glossary of mycological terms; Meaning of scientific names of fungi species; Citation of mycological authorities; Other fungi information sources; Scientific names; Common names. A superb book which must surely become a classic. Possibly the only work which can sit comfortably next to Roger Phillips' Mushrooms. Everybody should have a copy.

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