Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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OVERSEAS POSTAGE is charged by weight, at cost and is sent by Royal Mail's Priority Airmail service. The habitat descriptions seem broadly appropriate to British conditions (we are in the ‘nemoral’ zone).

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 are roughly 7,000 colour photographs (yes, you read that right), many of them occupying a third or a half of a page. The books are divided into eighty 'form groups', each starting with an innovative comparison wheel with guiding photos, distinguishing characteristics and drawings of essential microscopic features. 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 greatest strength of Fungi of Temperate Europe lies in its illustrations, which, I repeat, are simply glorious. 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.

Fortunately, there is an index to genera on the front boards and an abbreviated glossary at the back. Remarkably few field guides bother to do this, and so this aspect of the book gets a gold star from me. He taught mycology at Aarhus University for more than 20 years and is the author of The Kingdom of Fungi (Princeton).The books are divided into eighty “form groups,” each starting with an innovative comparison wheel with guiding photos, distinguishing characteristics and drawings of essential microscopic features. The arrangement, in groups of broadly similar-looking species, is user-friendly (for example, ’little brown mushrooms’, ‘clustered polypores’, ‘spiny corticoids’, ‘perennial, pale-fleshed white-rotters’ etc). 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. 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. It is very useful both for professionals and for everyone interested in this fascinating group of organisms.



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