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Fungi of Temperate Europe: Volume 1+2

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the greatest strength of Fungi of Temperate Europe lies in its illustrations, which, I repeat, are simply glorious. 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. The authors are both English-speaking Danes, and Laessoe, at least, has worked in Britain and knows British fungi. The second, which takes us to 1,715 pages, includes all the rest: brackets, puffballs, jelly fungi, coral fungi, hydnoids, cup fungi and truffles, with a nod at rusts and smuts, mildews, lichens and slime moulds (and, yes, the authors are well aware that the latter are not fungi). By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

All species are illustrated with one or more photographs and information on morphology, ecology and distribution within temperate Europe is given. He has previously been a senior scientific officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen. All species are illustrated with one or more photographs and information is given on morphology, ecology and distribution within temperate Europe. 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.You get used to the faintly odd language, some of which is not in the glossary: for example, ‘meteoric’ (meaning, I think, appearing in sudden spasms at long intervals), ‘sordid’ (dirty-looking), ‘speciose’ (a genus with lots of species in it), ‘turgid’ (fresh and swollen with fluid). It, in turn, is based on a method devised by the authors and their colleagues, available online as the MycoKey.

The habitat descriptions seem broadly appropriate to British conditions (we are in the ‘nemoral’ zone). 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 fungal kingdom; fungal nutrition; Fungal biogeography and habitats; Asexual propagation; Fruitbodies; Microscopy; Tastes and smells; Working with fruitbodies; General identification wheels; Chanterelles and the like. Remarkably few field guides bother to do this, and so this aspect of the book gets a gold star from me. Featuring more than 7,000 photographs, this lavish two-volume set treats more than 2,800 species of fungi across the region. 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.

For temperate Europe we estimate that the total number of species is higher than 20,000 and the number of fruitbody-forming fungi is at least 6,000 - 9,000 (including about 2,000 species of lichens). 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.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 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.

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. something all field mycologists who see it will want to have on the bench near their microscopes when making identifications.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. Here the task is facilitated by grouping together look-alikes, and, crucially, describing the differences between them. 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 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).

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