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Alaska's Mushrooms : A Wide-Ranging Guide (Reprint) (Paperback) (Gary A. Laursen & Neil Mcarthur)

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For the seriously dedicated as well as the merely curious ’shroomer, Alaska’s Mushrooms is a wide-ranging guide to the fungi of the Last Frontier. The book, featuring detailed descriptions of 114 species, includes: color photographs; family and common names; genus and species; striking field characters; both a macro- & micro-description; habitat and role; edibility, taste, and odor; look-alikes, and comments. This comprehensive collection also provides

  • information on mushroom seasons and habitats
  • hints for collecting mushrooms for food and study
  • tips on how to tell the real mushrooms from their “imposters”
  • directions for making spore prints (an essential test for identifying mushrooms)
  • hundreds of black-and-white line drawings
  • a section listing all poisonous mushrooms by toxin groups
  • a list of frequently asked questions
  • a range map of Alaska’s biogeographic zones
  • cooking and preserving hints, plus species-specific recipes

Alaska’s Mushrooms provides authoritative natural history, informative color photographs, and black-and-white line drawings for clear identification, and lively notes from the field. It’s a must-have for anyone who has a passion for hunting mushrooms.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Mushrooms
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Gary A. Laursen & Neil Mcarthur
Language: English
Street Date: July 5, 2016
TCIN: 51449119
UPC: 9781943328499
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-5278
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