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The Book of Fungi: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World Hardcover – April 15 2011

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press (April 15 2011)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 656 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0226721175
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0226721170
  • Item Weight : 2.3 kg
  • Dimensions : 17.78 x 4.83 x 26.67 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 81 ratings

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"How dazzling is the world of mushrooms? The fan-shaped cinnabar oysterling looks like something you would find undersea. The violet webcap is vibrant. These are among the more than 600 fungi described and illustrated in this scholarly and beautiful book."
(New York Times 2011-05-17)

"The new Book of Fungi, by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans, is a couple of kilograms worth of beautiful mushroom book. The lurid photographs and enticing, offhandedly witty descriptions make the reader want to go out collecting specimens right away."—Popular Science
(Popular Science 2011-05-24)

"This book will clearly be a desired acquisition for all mushroom hunters, both amateur and experienced. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

(Choice 2011-09-01)

About the Author



Peter Roberts was for fourteen years a senior mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has undertaken field trips throughout the British Isles and Europe, as well as North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, and has published extensively on temperate and tropical fungi. He is the coauthor of New Naturalist: Fungi and is on the editorial boards of the journals Field Mycology, Mycological Progress, Czech Mycology, and Persoonia. Shelley Evans was conservation officer for the British Mycological Society for ten years and is on the executive committee of the European Council for the Conservation of Fungi and the IUCN world specialist group for fungi. She is coauthor of Pocket Nature: Fungi and is on the editorial board of the journal Field Mycology. She is an experienced field mycologist, having undertaken field trips throughout the British Isles and Europe, as well as North America.

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E. L. Wisty
4.0 out of 5 stars A representative survey of 600 fungi from around the world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fungi - good overview
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ilustrações lindíssimas!
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