by Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati
July 22, 2009
This is an excellent ID book for the Pacific Northwest. With over 450 mushroom species described and photographed, it is an primary ID Resource for the regional hunter. I wish the pictures were bigger, but, appreciate its size when in the backpack. It is an obvious companion to the other Timber Press Field Guides.
ISBN 9780881929355, 0881929352
Flexibound | 352 pages
Mushrooms can be found everywhere during every season in the Pacific Northwest, and as foraging becomes more and more popular for locals and tourists alike, it’s never been more crucial to have a thorough guide. As a part of the Timber Press Field Guide book series, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest is the must-have book for accurate mushroom identification.
A must-have guide for mushroom hunters in the Pacific Northwest!
- Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 460 of the region's most common mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, it also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them, an overview of fungus ecology, and a discussion on how to avoid mushroom poisoning.
- More than 500 superb color photographs
- Helpful keys for identification
- Clear coded layout
- Covers Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and western-most Montana
- Essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists
Steve Trudell is affiliate curator in the Burke Museum Herbarium at the University of Washington. He belongs to the Mycological Society of America, North American Mycological Association, and International Mycorrhiza Society. He writes for several mycological publications and frequently serves as foray mycologist and lecturer for mycological societies.
Joe Ammirati is professor of biology and teaches mycology and botany at the University of Washington. His research focuses mainly on the classification and evolutionary relationships of the gilled fungi, particularly in the genus Cortinarius, but also includes mushroom biogeography and co-evolution, mushroom toxicity, and fungal diversity of arctic/alpine, boreal, and subalpine habitats. Joe is the scientific advisor to the Puget Sound Mycological Society and Pacific Northwest Key Council.
“Authoritative, thoughtfully organized, and filled with excellent photos.” —SciTech Book News
“Hold on to your hats, mushroom lovers! This beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region’s most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms.” —Chuckanut Reader