A field guide to 600+ edible & inedible mushrooms that can be found across the U.S.& Canada. Filled w/ full color photos, detailed I.D. info, & illustrated keys & glossaries to assist w/ I.D.; also features mushroom lore & how to gather & use wild mushrooms. 600 color photos; 6x9 inches, 592 pgs.
North American Mushrooms is a field guide to more than 600 edible and inedible mushrooms that can be found across the United States and Canada. Filled with full color photographs, detailed identification information, and illustrated keys and glossaries to assist with identification, this book also features mushroom lore and helpful information on gathering and using wild mushrooms.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK:
Many people have said for years that there is no nutritional value in mushrooms. In fact, mushrooms contain vitamins A, C, D, and all the B complex vitamins. Recently scientists have identified folic acid and selenium, as well. Mushrooms also contain no fat, little sodium, and no cholesterol, and have very few calories. However, it is extremely important to know your mushrooms when collecting for consumption in the wild. Just because you have collected and eaten something in the East or in Europe or Asia, does not mean it is the same species in another area of this country or in the world. Make sure you have accurate, local information. Joining a club or contacting a professional in the area where you can learn what is good and what is not is most important. Remember: When in doubt, throw it out!
ABOUT THE AUTHORs:
Dr. Orson K. Miller Jr. is one of the premier mycologists in the United States. His career has included work with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, many books and articles on mushrooms, and national television and radio appearances as a mushroom expert. He taught biology and mycology at Virginia Tech for many years and is now retired, living in McCall, Idaho.
Hope Miller is a mushroom expert in her own right and is the author of cookbooks featuring the bounty of North American mushrooms.