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Mushroom books

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:12 pm
by jayman
Hi, could anyone recommended a good comprehensive book on Mushrooms/Fungi for UK/Europe. I already have a few but often cant find what I've found.
Thanks Jay.

Re: Mushroom books

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 pm
by jayman
Oh.. i just see the sticky up top. Guess there isn't one then. So just get a collection of books is best.

Re: Mushroom books

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 pm
by Chris Yeates
jayman wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Oh.. i just see the sticky up top. Guess there isn't one then. So just get a collection of books is best.
Just bear in mind that generalist books will only take you so far, and there are far more species than will feature in even the best ones . . . .

And specialist books will require microscope work. It's unavoidable, unfortunately; the analogy is more with insects than with, say, birds or vascular plants.

Re: Mushroom books

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 pm
by jayman
Chris Yeates wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:41 pm
jayman wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Oh.. i just see the sticky up top. Guess there isn't one then. So just get a collection of books is best.
Just bear in mind that generalist books will only take you so far, and there are far more species than will feature in even the best ones . . . .

And specialist books will require microscope work. It's unavoidable, unfortunately; the analogy is more with insects than with, say, birds or vascular plants.
Thanks Chris, not got to to microscope level yet, but i'm sure it on the card's.