A Field Guide to Mushrooms

North America

Author: Kent H. McKnight,Roger Tory Peterson,Vera B. McKnight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910900

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.
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Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms, Second Edition

Author: Karl B. McKnight,Joseph R. Rohrer,Kent H. McKnight,Kirsten McKnight Ward

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780544236110

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Page: 416

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A new approach to identifying mushrooms based on five key features that can be observed while in the field. Toadstools, truffles, boletes and morels, witches' butter, conks, corals, puffballs and earthstars; mushrooms are both mysterious and ecologically essential. They can also be either delicious or deadly. Thousands of different species of mushrooms appear across North America in the woods, backyards, and in unexpected corners. Learning to distinguish them is a rewarding challenge for a naturalist or chef. Covering most of the common edible and poisonous species readers are likely to encounter, this portable-sized field guide takes a new, simple approach to the method of mushroom identification based on key features that do not require a microscope or technical vocabulary. In addition to the watercolors from the original edition, hundreds more illustrations have been added. These paintings make use of the limited space available in a field guide and focus on the distinguishing details of each species, thereby serving as an ideal tool for beginner and intermediate mycologists alike.
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A Field Guide to Insects

America North of Mexico

Author: Donald Joyce Borror,Richard E. White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911709

Category: Nature

Page: 404

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Covers over five hundred families of North American insects
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A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4991

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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
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A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

Author: Sheri Williamson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618024964

Category: Nature

Page: 263

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A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.
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The Deerholme Mushroom Book

From Foraging to Feasting

Author: Bill Jones

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1771510056

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef’s essential guide to edible mushrooms.
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Heartland Habitats

265 Midwest Nature Walks

Author: Mary Blocksma

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253045819

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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Star-shaped flowers, short-tempered snapping turtles, and clusters of chicken-flavored mushrooms are just a few of the many fascinating things awaiting discovery just beyond the typical North American backyard. In Heartland Habitats: 265 Midwest Nature Walks, Mary Blocksma guides readers through North American terrain, introducing them to the land and its thriving wildlife of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. From birds of all kinds to fungi of both the tasty and deadly varieties—Chicken of the Woods, Death Caps, Jack-O-Lanterns—Blocksma gradually uncovers a world rich with breathtaking beauty. Adventures filled with swan-on-goose battles, squirrel squabbles, and forays into forests all lead to a deeper understanding of the world around us. A lively and detailed guide in befriending the great outdoors, Heartland Habitats showcases the natural wonders thriving just outside our homes with full-color illustrations and vivid descriptions.
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The Beetles of North America

Author: Richard E. White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910894

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Page: 384

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Over 600 drawings and 65 color paintings portray representative species of the 111 families of North American beetles. Includes information on collecting and preserving beetles.
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