California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide

ISBN-13: 9781604693539

ISBN-10: 1604693533

Author: Michael G. Wood, Dennis E. Desjardin, Frederick A. Stevens

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Timber Press
Hardcover 560 pages
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Acknowledged author Michael G. Wood wrote California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide comprising 560 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1604693533 and 9781604693539. Since then California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $5.13 or rent at the marketplace.


Winner of the CBHL Award of Excellence California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms. In California Mushrooms, mycologist experts Dennis Desjardin, Michael Wood, and Fred Stevens provide over 1100 species profiles, including comprehensive descriptions and spectacular photographs. Each profile includes information on macro- and micromorphology, habitat, edibility, and comparisons with closely related species and potential look-alikes. Although the focus of the book is on mushrooms of California, over 90% of the species treated occur elsewhere, making the book useful throughout western North America. This complete reference covers everything necessary for the mushroom hunter to accurately identify over 650 species.