Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians
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Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians

A Reference

Title Details

Pages: 664

Illustrations: 1140 color photos

Trim size: 8.500in x 11.000in



Pub Date: 11/01/2017

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5003-5

List Price: $62.95

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Published with the generous support of Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books

Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians

A Reference

A comprehensive reference for the identification of southeastern mushroom species

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This well-organized reference guide to wild mushrooms will aid professional mycologists, students, and mushroom enthusiasts alike with its accurate and detailed identification tools. It provides nomenclaturally and scientifically accurate accounts of the unusually wide range of mushrooms in the Southeast, from northerly species found in North Georgia and North Carolina to the subtropical and even tropical species found in the Piedmont. Comprehensive in scope, this guide offers a thoughtful approach to solving taxonomy and identification problems.

-Coverage of 24 genera and 450 species
-More than 1,000 color photographs that aid in identification
-Line drawings that detail the complicated and subtle structures of fungi
-Classification of seldom-seen species as well as those most familiar in the region
-Sections on toxic and psychoactive properties of some fungi
-Warnings about the dangers of some mushroom varieties

The new, exhaustive guide from the University of Georgia Press, with support from the Wormsloe Foundation, will become a staple reference for anyone interested in serious mushroom identification in our area.

—M. C. Tufts, Northeast Georgia Living

An invaluable resource to readers with a dedicated interest in mushrooms.

—A. K. Rinehart, CHOICE

About the Author/Editor

Mary L. Woehrel (Author)
MARY L. WOEHREL is the founder and past president of the Mushroom Club of Georgia and a cofounder of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, as well as the club’s first president. She holds a bachelor of science degree in technical writing and editing, was editor of the MCG newsletter, and has published in the journal FUNGI.

William H. Light (Author)
WILLIAM H. LIGHT holds a PhD in biology and is a science and technical writer and adjunct instructor. He is the author of The Biology of Venoms, four textbooks on the biology of alcoholism, and Invertebrates of the San Francisco Bay Estuary System.