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The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat
by Cathy Cripps, Vera Evenson and Michael Kuo
University of Illinois Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-252-09812-3 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03996-6 | Paper: 978-0-252-08146-0
Library of Congress Classification QK605.5.R6C75 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 579.60975

From grassland fairy circles to alpine nano-shrooms, the Rocky Mountain region invites mushroom hunters to range though a mycological nirvana. Accessible and scientifically up-to-date, The Essential Guide to Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat is the definitive reference for uncovering post-rain rarities and kitchen favorites alike. Dazzling full-color photos highlight the beauty of hundreds of species. Easy-to-navigate entries offer essential descriptions and tips for identifying mushrooms, including each species' edibility, odor, taste, and rumored medicinal properties. The authors organize the mushrooms according to habitat zone. This ecology-centered approach places each species among surrounding flora and fauna and provides a trove of fascinating insights on how these charismatic fungi interact with the greater living world.

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