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Laursen, Gary A.

Alaska's Mushrooms: A Wide-Ranging Guide - Laursen, Gary A. (Paperback)

Alaska's Mushrooms: A Wide-Ranging Guide - Laursen, Gary A. (Paperback)

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For the seriously dedicated as well as the merely curious 'shroomer, Alaska's Mushrooms is a wide-ranging guide to the fungi of the Last Frontier.

The book, featuring detailed descriptions of 114 species, includes: color photographs; family and common names; genus and species; striking field characters; both a macro- & micro-description; habitat and role; edibility, taste, and odor; look-alikes, and comments. This comprehensive collection also provides:

  • information on mushroom seasons and habitats
  • hints for collecting mushrooms for food and study
  • tips on how to tell the real mushrooms from their "imposters"
  • directions for making spore prints (an essential test for identifying mushrooms)
  • hundreds of black-and-white line drawings
  • a section listing all poisonous mushrooms by toxin groups
  • a list of frequently asked questions
  • a range map of Alaska's biogeographic zones

Alaska's Mushrooms provides authoritative natural history, informative color photographs, and black-and-white line drawings for clear identification, and lively notes from the field. It's a must-have for anyone who has a passion for hunting mushrooms.

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