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Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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The text, including the usual introductory section on fungal lives and identification, is, allowing for its international flavour, excellent. It contains brief descriptions, up-to-date taxonomic names, and keys to identification based on innovative “fungal wheels. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience. It is a splendid example [sic] how to present the multitude of forms in a way that makes identification possible and fun, while at the same time showing the beauty and diversity of fungi. Including agarics, boletes, chanterelles and morels but also more obscure groups such as cyphelloids, cup fungi, pyrenomycetous fungi and hysterioids, this guide takes an unprecedented broad approach at communicating fungal diversity.

Fungi of Temperate Europe covers a large area, from the Arctic to the fringes of the Alps, including the whole of Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and lowland central Europe, along with the Atlantic fringe from northern Spain to Britain and Ireland. There has been quite a run of mushroom books lately, each outdoing the last in terms of the quality of the illustrations, but this one simply takes your breath away.The authors are to be congratulated on this truly remarkable achievement, making their many years of practical experience in macrofungal identification available to mycologists at large.

Peter Marren, British Wildlife "Not only for people in Europe is this the best guidebook to get, it also is extremely useful for people in other parts of the world. The books are divided into 80 "form groups" each starting with an innovative comparison wheel with guiding photos, distinguishing characteristics and drawings of essential microscopic features.All species are illustrated with one or more photographs and information is given on morphology, ecology and distribution within temperate Europe. The habitat descriptions seem broadly appropriate to British conditions (we are in the ‘nemoral’ zone). Steve Trudell, Mycophile "With its unprecedentedly broad taxonomic coverage, Fungi of Temperate Europe aims to provide a comprehensive overview of fungal species in Europe.

He has previously been a senior scientific officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.Fortunately, there is an index to genera on the front boards and an abbreviated glossary at the back. Identification wheels for groups of agarics: Pleurotoids; Clitocyboids; Hygrocyboids; Mycenoids; Tricholomatoids; Collybioids; Marasmioids; Cystoderma and the like; Lepiotoids; Chamaemyces and Limacella; Amanitoids; Russula; Lactarioids; Pluteoids; Agaricus and Allopsalliota; Coprinoids; Psathyrelloids; Hypholomatoids; Gomphidioids and Melanomphalia; Pholiotoids; Little Brown Mushrooms (LBMs); Inocybe; Hebeloma; Cortinarius; Paxillus and the like.

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