Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians (Paperback)

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" With its dense forests and plentiful rainfall, West Virginia and the rest of the Central Appalachian region is an almost perfect habitat for hundreds of varieties of wild mushrooms. For the mushroom hunter, this vast bounty provides sheer delight and considerable challenge, for every outdoor excursion offers the chance of finding a mushroom not previously encountered. For both the seasoned mycologist and the novice mushroom hunter, Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians serves as a solid introduction s of the region. Some 400 species are described and illustrated with the author's own stunning color photographs, and many more are discussed in the text. Detailed mushroom descriptions assure confident identifications. Each species account includes remarks about edibility and extensive commentary to help distinguish similar species. A comprehensive glossary of specialized mycological terms is provided.

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Dimensions 8 in. H x 6 in. W x 1 in. D
ISBN 9780813190396
Genre NATURE / Plants / Mushrooms
Format Paperback
Pages 448
Publisher Date 2003-04-25 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ Pr of Kentucky
Copyright Year 2003
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 2.26 lb
Language English
Audience College/higher education
Authors Roody, William C.

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  • Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalac

    Great Field Guide. Large color Photos, arranged by type and growth, covers the topic very well. Descriptions are complete. A great complement in any mycologist's library. A good guide for the beginner or reference for the more avid mushroom hunter.

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