The only truly pocket-sized photographic guide to mushrooms and toadstools of Britain and Europe.
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There are 4000 species of mushroom and toadstool in Britain and Europe. Larger umbrella-shaped fungi with a cap and stem are known as mushrooms if they are edible and toadstools if they are poisonous.Collins Gem Mushrooms and Toadstools describes over 230 species which are to be commonly found.
Each mushroom or toadstool entry includes:
A photograph and clear description of what it looks like
Details of size, habitat and season when it can be found
An indication of whether it is edible or poisonous
The names of similar species with which the mushroom or toadstool could be confused, and details of the differences between them
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After gaining his doctorate by growing grass on coal tips, Patrick Harding enjoyed over 25 years as a university lecturer. He now runs numerous courses and works with the BBC on programmes about herbal medicine, wild flowers, mushrooms, and trees. Patrick is the author of ‘Gem Mushrooms’ and ‘How to ID Edible Mushrooms’, and has had years of experience, lecturing and leading groups on fungal forays. He was recently filmed with Richard and Judy for a BBC 2 series.From the Back Cover:
The only truly pocket-sized photographic guide to mushrooms and toadstools, ideal for taking out into the field
Describes 236 species commonly found in Britain and Europe
Gives information on appearance, habitat, season, and whether the species is edible or poisonous
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4722701