THE KINGDOM FUNGI: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens
Steven Stephenson.  Introduces readers to the biology, general structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms.  Sheds light on their ecologically important roles in nature, their relationships with people, plants, and animals, and their practical applications in the manufacture of food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals.  Includes details on "true" fungi, fungus-like creatures (slime molds and water molds), and a group of "composite" organisms (lichens) that are more than just fungi.  Focus is given to examples of fungi that might be found in the home and encountered in nature.  An introductory text for anyone who wants to become more familiar with, and more appreciative of, the fascinating world of fungi. 6 x 9, 328p, 56p color insert, 2010.
K8917 hardcover..........US $34.95 CAN $46.95

ORGANIC MUSHROOM FARMING AND MYCOREMEDIATION: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Tradd Cotter.  Offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, for both indoor and outdoor growing of a wide variety of species.  Wide-ranging appeal for both the beginning hobbyist and the market farmer, covering: the fundamentals of mushroom cultivation; innovative applications and projects; advanced techniques and research, and; detailed descriptions of selected mushrooms.  More than a cultivation guide, the book is “about healing the people and the planet, one mushroom and one cultivator at a time, reversing destructive cycles into creative forces.  Cotter urges readers to think with an opportunistic yet minimalistic approach, much like a mushroom, taking what it needs to survive and then returning resources to its ecosystem.” 8 x 10, 400p, 225 color photos, 2014.
O4552 paperback..........US $39.95 CAN $55.95

Helene Schalkwijk-Barensen.  The first comprehensive field guide to the mushrooms of this vast region.  Covers 550 species commonly found from Manitoba to the Pacific, north to the Yukon and Alaska, and south to northern California.  Each species entry describes habitat, distribution, identifying characteristics, edibility and poisonous look-alikes.  Written in everyday language, an authoritative reference for both the professional mycologist and the amateur naturalist. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 416p, 550+ color illustrations, 1994. OVERSIZE.
M0463 paperback ..........US $21.95 CAN $26.95

EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS OF NEW ENGLAND AND EASTERN CANADA: A Photographic Guidebook to Finding and using Key Species 
David Spahr.  Provides specific, easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada.  Discusses the cooking characteristics of each variety, with advice about matching species with appropriate foods, as well as facts about the mushrooms' unique medicinal properties.  Features tips on photographing specimens in the wild, propagation techniques, and the use of mushrooms in dyeing fabrics and paper.  An informative, accessible guide for anyone interested in wild mushrooms, from beginner to expert. 7 x 9-1/4, 248p, color photos, 2009.
E7951 paperback..........US $19.95 CAN $24.95

THE FUNGAL PHARMACY: Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada
Robert Rogers.  From a natural medicine educator, a resource for anyone with an interest in medicinal mushrooms.  Provides detailed descriptions of medicinal mushrooms found in Western Canada (and certainly beyond).  From folklore (myths and legends) to modern scientific analysis, this guide features medicinal, traditional, and culinary uses.  For each species, includes details on fungi essence, essential oil, homeopathy, and more - where applicable. 7-1/4 x 9, 234p, color photos, charts, 2006.
F5814 pb., ring-bound ..........US $39.99 CAN $39.99
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NORTH AMERICAN MUSHROOMS: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi (Falcon Guide)
Dr. Orson Miller Jr., Hope Miller.  A field guide to 600+ edible and inedible mushrooms found across the United States and Canada.  Filled with full-color photographs, detailed identification information, as well as pictorial keys and glossaries to assist in identification.  Features: mushroom lore; tips on how, where, and when to collect wild mushrooms; suggestions for culinary uses; a section on mushroom toxins, and; common pharmaceutical uses.  A definitive reference for anyone interested in wild mushrooms, their uses, and their habitats. 6 x 9, 592p, 600 color photos, b&w illustrations, keys, 2006. OVERSIZE.
N1095 paperback ..........US $25.95 CAN $28.95

NORTH AMERICAN BOLETES: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms
Alan Bessette, William Roody, Arleen Bessette.  The first comprehensive guide to an extraordinary and highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colors, distinctive features, relative abundance, and edibility.  Goes beyond the identification of species - the authors consider the symbiotic relationship that boletes share with higher plants and trees, their geographical distribution, and new information regarding the macrochemical test reactions of the boletes.  Includes descriptions of several new species.  The combination of scientifically accurate color photographs and extensive descriptions makes it a standard reference work for bolete identification in North America.  "A must for bolete lovers of all persuasions" - Plant Science Bulletin. 8 x 10, 396p, 2 b&w + 454 color illustrations, glossary, 2010. OVERSIZE.
N2444 paperback..........US $45.00 CAN $60.95

MUSHROOMING WITH CONFIDENCE: A Guide to Collecting Edible and Tasty Mushrooms
Alexander Schwab.  An identification guide that divides thirty (30) of the tastiest and most common edible mushrooms into four (4) identification categories (Gills, Ridges, Tubes and Spines) so that readers will be able to recognize what he or she is looking at quickly and correctly.  Each mushroom is explained in detail and features a "Positive ID Checklist" to ensure accurate identification.  With over 300 color photographs, lists of the best tools for mushrooming, and the best techniques for getting a mushroom out of the ground in one piece, this will be a valuable reference for novice and experienced pickers alike. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2, 176p, 300+ color photos, 2012.
M1955 paperback..........US $14.95 CAN $20.95

Roger Phillips.  A comprehensive illustrated guide to mushrooms and other fungi of North America.  Combined with color photographs, variety descriptions contain: dimensions of cap, gills and stem; color and texture description of flesh; description of odor and taste; habitat and growing season; description of spores, and; categorization of edibility.  Includes useful tips and helpful advice on collecting specimens and identifying them.  An ideal introduction to mycology. 8-3/4 x 11-3/4, 320p, 1000 color photos, 2005. OVERSIZE.
M1151 hardcover ..........US $36.95 CAN $39.95
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Alan Bessette, David Fischer, Arleen Raines Bessette.  A comprehensive volume on mushrooms found in northeastern North America, including the New England, Mid-Atlantic States, Midwest through the Plains States, the Upper South, as well as the Provinces of Central and Eastern Canada.  Includes nearly 1500 species, illustrating the diversity of mycoflora throughout this region.  Professional and advanced mycologists will welcome the inclusion of microscopic features, chemical reagent data, information on classification, and author citations.  User-friendly keys and nontechnical language will appeal to the novice mushroom collector, as will the introductory information on fungal anatomy, collecting techniques, and mushroom cooking and preservation.  A valuable reference for all mushroom fanciers, lovers, and experts. 7 x 10, 582p, 650 color photos, 1997. OVERSIZE.
M3886 paperback ..........US $49.95 CAN $68.95

Eugene Bossenmaier.  Features more than 200 species of mushrooms and fungi found throughout the boreal forest, ranging from Alaska to Ontario and Minnesota.  Each account has color photographs and descriptions, with species arranged by major groups to aid in identification.  Sections on biology and ecology of wild mushrooms help readers learn which mushrooms are edible and which are not.  A handy reference found in the region. 7-1/2 x 10, 106p, color photos, 1997.
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paperback ..........US $19.95 CAN $24.95

MUSHROOMING WITHOUT FEAR: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms
Alexander Schwab.  Unlike others, this guide focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious.  Presents the eight (8) rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion - including "Never, never take a mushroom with gills" and "If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten."  Each type is identified with several color photographs and identification (i.d.) checklist.  Includes details on season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.  "A safety-first, full-color guide to collecting delicious mushrooms." 7-1/2 x 9-5/8, 128p, color photos, 2007.
M1602 paperback..........US $14.95 CAN $20.95

Ian Hall, et al..  A well-rounded look at these intriguing and striking inhabitants of the natural world, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles that they play in nature.  The authors offer expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and poisonous wild mushrooms.  Provides an "A-Z listing" of mushrooms, presenting clear scientific information, cautionary notes, and tips on cooking - when appropriate.  Highly informative text accompanied by stunning photographs. 6 x 9, 372p, 253 color photos +  illustrations, line drawings, 2003.
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E5861 hardcover ..........US $39.95 CAN $54.95

N.J. Turner, A.F. Szczawinski.  Describes hundreds of poisonous plants, including oaks, horse chestnuts, broom, hellebores, many kinds of mushrooms, and more.  Individual chapters examine/devoted to: plants of wild areas; garden and crop plants; mushrooms, and; house plants and plant products.  Detailed descriptions and color photographs for each plant, including notes on toxicity and recommended treatment if a plant is ingested.  "An outstanding reference" - American Library Association. 6 x 9, 324p, 215 color photos, 1995.
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C3125 paperback ..........US $24.95 CAN $32.95

MUSHROOMS FOR HEALTH: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi
Greg Marley.  Contains species-specific and general information about the collection, preservation, preparation, and use of medicinal mushrooms.  In the second section, this mycologist introduces 10 common and accepted medicinal species of mushrooms found growing in the northeastern United States (and beyond, in most cases).  From Reishi to Turkey Tail, each chapter provides a description of the mushroom, time of occurrence, fruiting habits, ecological role, history and tradition of medicinal and culinary use, research and clinical results supporting medicinal use, and more.  "A great resource for do-it-yourself foragers of northeastern mushrooms." 6 x 9, 112p, 20 color photos, 2009.
M8084 paperback..........US $15.95 CAN $21.95

George Barron.  Featured in USA Today.  A full-color photographic field guide to mushrooms and fungi of the northern United States, from Minnesota and Wisconsin to the New England states.  Contains over six hundred (600) species in a user-friendly format.  Includes notes on edibility.  A combination of excellent photography and species descriptions.  Layout and easy-to-use keys make identification quick and accurate.  A "must-have" reference. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 336p, color photos, 1999.
M2016 softcover ..........US $29.95  CAN $29.95
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Helene Schalkwijk-Barendsen.  Covers 550 species commonly found from Manitoba to the Pacific, north to the Yukon and Alaska, and south to California.  Concise text, with detailed color illustrations.  Each species entry describes: identifying characteristics; edibility; poisonous look-alikes; habitat, and; distribution.  A valuable resource on the common species found in this region. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 416p, 107 color illustrations, 1991.
M3472 paperback ..........US $22.95  CAN $26.95

MUSHROOMS OF ONTARIO AND EASTERN CANADA (including Northeastern United States)
George Barron.  A full-color field guide to more than 600 mushrooms and fungi of northeastern North America, including the northern United States (from Minnesota and Wisconsin to the New England states) and Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.  Features a "picture key" to nine groups of fungi, photo guide, and diagnostic keys to differentiate similar groups.  Spectacular photographs and excellent species information.  A valuable field guide and reference. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 336p, 875 color photos, 1999.
softcover ..........US $24.95 CAN $29.95

David Arora.  Over 35,000 copies sold.  Covers more than 200 western mushrooms (edible and poisonous) in full-color natural habitat photographs.  Includes concise lists of key identifying features, other traits, where to find them (habitat), edibility, as well as other interesting facts and notes.  Contains scientific and common names.  A handy pocket guide to the mushrooms of this region. 4 x 7, 256p, 275 color plates, 1990.
H3883 paperback ..........US $17.99 CAN $22.99

MYCELIUM RUNNING: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Paul Stamets.  "A manual for the mycological rescue of the planet."  The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called "mycelium" - the fruit of which are mushrooms - recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil.  What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium's digestive power to address a variety of environmental problems.  Includes four (4) detailed chapters on what Stamets has coined "mycorestoration," as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes.  A groundbreaking text from this mushroom expect that is destined to be "a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come." 7-1/2 x 9, 356p, color photos, 2005. OVERSIZE.
M5792 paperback..........US $35.00 CAN $43.00

Paul Stamets.  A newly-revised handbook.  Contains updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation.  Provides detailed growth parameters for thirty-one (31) mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips.  Includes tips for setting up a mushroom lab and constructing a growing room.  A popular reference for those with an interest in cultivation. 7-1/2 x 9, 596p, color insert, 2000. OVERSIZE.
G1754 paperback ..........US $45.00 CAN $55.00 

David Arora.  Revised and expanded edition of "the best and most complete field guide and reference book about the mushrooms of North America."  Includes descriptions and key to 2000+ species of mushrooms.  Provides a beginner's checklist of the seventy (70) most distinctive and common mushrooms.  Contains detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitat, mushroom cookery, toxins, and more.  An informative, indispensable reference. 6 x 9, 1,020p, 250 color, 700 b&w photos, 1986.
M1694 paperback ..........US $39.99 CAN $49.99

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