A guide to Kansas mushrooms

A guide to Kansas mushrooms Author Bruce Horn
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924062873827
Release 1993-04
Pages 297
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This book is a guide to the fungi of Kansas. It will familiarize you with some of the most common and some of the most beautiful of the state's fungal flora. But it is designed to do much more. It will introduce you to a variety of ways to enjoy mushrooms. For most people they are things of beauty and wonder, to be discovered unexpectedly on a walk in the woods; some try to preserve and communicate their sense of awe on film; others only want to find delectable morsels for the table; a few strive to find rarities or to identify mysterious strangers. This book will help you take the first steps in all these approaches to the world of mushrooming.



A Guide to Field Guides

A Guide to Field Guides Author Diane Schmidt
ISBN-10 1563087073
Release 1999
Pages 304
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.



Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States

Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States Author Alan Bessette
ISBN-10 081563112X
Release 2007
Pages 373
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Featuring more than 450 species with detailed descriptions, this volume includes precise color photographs, which also reflect the aesthetic appeal of mushrooms. The number of species described and illustrated is substantially more than has previously appeared in any other single work devoted to the mushrooms of the southeastern United States. Although this book contains the necessary components required for advanced students and professional mycologists, it emphasizes identification based primarily on macroscopic field characters for easier use by a general audience.



The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms Author Pelle Holmberg
ISBN-10 9781626364844
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 128
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When you’re in the wild and you spot a nice-looking mushroom, how do you know if it is safe to eat? Question no more with the The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. This tiny companion is the perfect book to bring along when foraging for delectable fungi. Inside its neatly arranged pages are fifty-two edible mushrooms as well as the mushrooms with which they are often confused, whether edible or toxic. Beautiful photographs adorn the pages with mushrooms in the wild as well as picked, showing them from a multitude of angles. Study these photographs and you will become adept at recognizing edible and safe mushrooms. Even those who are unfamiliar with the mushroom forest can make a start at foraging with this instructional work, and, with the help of The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms, can become experts in no time. Using practical symbol systems, distribution maps, and tips on picking, cleaning, cooking, and canning, the reader will also become familiar with a wide variety of wild mushrooms, including morels, black trumpets, chanterelles, sheep polypore, porcini, a variety of boletes, and many more. Grabbing this guide on the way out to go hunt for mushrooms will ensure a successful foraging experience.



100 Cool Mushrooms

100 Cool Mushrooms Author Michael Kuo
ISBN-10 9780472034178
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 216
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Wild, wacky, and weird mushrooms from around the world



Chanterelle Dreams Amanita Nightmares

Chanterelle Dreams  Amanita Nightmares Author Greg Marley
ISBN-10 9781603582803
Release 2010-09-09
Pages 288
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2011 Winner, International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson Award2011 Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Culinary History categoryThroughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms. Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly "toadstools" ready to kill anyone foolhardy enough to eat them? In fact, there is truth in all these statements. In Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them. With tales from around the world, Marley, a seasoned mushroom expert, explains that some cultures are mycophilic (mushroom-loving), like those of Russia and Eastern Europe, while others are intensely mycophobic (mushroom-fearing), including, the US. He shares stories from China, Japan, and Korea-where mushrooms are interwoven into the fabric of daily life as food, medicine, fable, and folklore-and from Slavic countries where whole families leave villages and cities during rainy periods of the late summer and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom-collecting excursions. From the famous Amanita phalloides (aka "the Death Cap"), reputed killer of Emperor Claudius in the first century AD, to the beloved chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius) known by at least eighty-nine different common names in almost twenty-five languages, Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares explores the ways that mushrooms have shaped societies all over the globe. This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms-their natural history, their uses and abuses, their pleasures and dangers-is a splendid introduction to both fungi themselves and to our human fascination with them. From useful descriptions of the most foolproof edible species to revealing stories about hallucinogenic or poisonous, yet often beautiful, fungi, Marley's long and passionate experience will inform and inspire readers with the stories of these dark and mysterious denizens of our forest floor.



Ghost Towns of Kansas

Ghost Towns of Kansas Author Daniel Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 0700603689
Release 1988
Pages 348
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As soon as the Kansas Territory was opened for settlement in 1854, towns sprang up like mushrooms—first along the Missouri border, then steadily westward along trail routes, rivers, and railroad lines. Many of them barely got beyond the drawing board and hundreds of them flowered briefly and died, victims of the "boom or bust" economy of the frontier and the vagaries of weather, finance, mining, agriculture, railroad construction, and politics. Ghost Towns of Kansas is a practical guide to these forsaken settlements and a chronicle of their role in the history of Kansas. It focuses on 100 towns that have either disappeared without a trace or are only "a shadowy remnant of what they once were," telling the story of each town's settlement, politics, colorful figures and legends, and eventual abandonment or decline. The culmination of more than ten years of research, this new book is a distillation of the author's immensely popular three-volume work on the state's ghost towns, now out of print. Condensed and redesigned as a traveler's guide, it is organized by region and features ten maps and detailed instructions for finding each site. Twenty of the towns included are discussed for the first time in this volume. The book also contains more than 100 black-and-white photographs of town scenes. With this new guide in hand, travelers and armchair adventurers alike can journey back to the Kansas frontier—to places like Octagon City, where settlers signed a pledge not to consume liquor, tobacco, or "the flesh of animals" in order to purchase land at $1.25 per acre from the Vegetarian Settlement Company. Or to Sheridan, a tough, end-of-the-line railroad town where, according to the Kansas Commonwealth, "the scum of creation have congregated and assumed control of municipal and social affairs." At least thirty men were hanged and a hundred killed either in gunfights or by Indians during Sheridan's tumultuous two-year life span. Today the only remainder of Octagon City is a stream named Vegetarian Creek, and "wild and woolly" Sheridan is again a pasture.



California Mushrooms

California Mushrooms Author Dennis E. Desjardin
ISBN-10 9781604696608
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 600
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Winner of the CBHL Award of Excellence California is one of the most ecologically rich and diverse regions of North America, and home to hundreds of species of mushrooms. In California Mushrooms, mycologist experts Dennis Desjardin, Michael Wood, and Fred Stevens provide over 1100 species profiles, including comprehensive descriptions and spectacular photographs. Each profile includes information on macro- and micromorphology, habitat, edibility, and comparisons with closely related species and potential look-alikes. Although the focus of the book is on mushrooms of California, over 90% of the species treated occur elsewhere, making the book useful throughout western North America. This complete reference covers everything necessary for the mushroom hunter to accurately identify over 650 species.



Mushrooms of the Southeast

Mushrooms of the Southeast Author Todd Elliott
ISBN-10 9781604698374
Release 2018-01-24
Pages 352
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Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In addition to profiles on individual species, the book also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and collection guidelines, an overview of fungus ecology, and information on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.



Edible Mushrooms

Edible Mushrooms Author Barbro Forsberg
ISBN-10 9781629140025
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 224
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Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life’s great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you’ll know to pick only the safest, most delicious chanterelles, truffles, morels, and more. Author Barbro Forsberg presents forty edible species, and reveals how, when, and where to find them—knowledge gained over the course of four decades spent mushrooming in the woods. Discover such aspects of mushrooming as: • Characteristics of edible mushrooms, per species • Cooking, cleaning, and drying the day’s bounty • Edible, inedible, or toxic? Photographs and descriptions for what to pick and what to avoid • Poisonous varieties and how to recognize them All content has been verified by a professional mycologist. Plus, nature and educational photographs illustrate how mushrooms grow, the environments where you can expect to find them, and the ways in which the same species may vary from one sample to the next. So whether you’re an experienced mushroom hunter or a novice to the art, with Edible Mushrooms you can confidently recognize, pick, and eat the tastiest wild mushrooms.



Morel Hunting

Morel Hunting Author John Maybrier
ISBN-10 9780811708340
Release 2011-03
Pages 120
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From harvesting to eating, this book will show you how to identify morels and distinguish them from false morels and other mushrooms. Information is also included to help you determine where to hunt and find the most morels in season. Basic and special cooking techniques show how to enjoy morels.



Moulds Mildews and Mushrooms

Moulds  Mildews  and Mushrooms Author Lucien Marcus Underwood
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044106415979
Release 1899
Pages 236
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Moulds Mildews and Mushrooms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Moulds Mildews and Mushrooms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Moulds Mildews and Mushrooms book for free.



A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Author Steven Foster
ISBN-10 0395988144
Release 2000
Pages 411
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A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.



Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada

Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada Author Timothy J. Baroni
ISBN-10 9781604698145
Release 2017-07-12
Pages 600
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A must-have for mushroom hunters in the northeast The Northeast is one of the best places to find mushrooms; they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, and most of Quebec. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi; information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them; an overview of fungus ecology; and a discussion on mushroom poisoning and how to avoid it.



Explorer s Guide Kansas

Explorer s Guide Kansas Author Lisa Waterman Gray
ISBN-10 9781581578775
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 416
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With Explorer’s Guides, expert authors and helpful icons make it easy to locate places of extra value, family-friendly activities, and excellent restaurants and lodgings. Regional and city maps help you get around and What’s Where provides a quick reference on everything from tourist attractions to off-the-beaten-track sites. Along with Amish farms, rolling countryside, and interesting history, Kansas offers rodeos, powwows, pancake races, Renaissance fairs, and spinach festivals. Kansas is known for wheat, cattle, and wide-open spaces, but it also has day spas, boutique hotels, museums, concerts, and vital urban scenes. There’s a lot to see and do here; with an insider guiding you, you can expect extras, like a detailed look at the exciting cultural centers of eastern Kansas, with their fine restaurants, nightlife, and art. There really is no place like Kansas!



A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals Author Frederick H. Pough
ISBN-10 039591096X
Release 1996
Pages 396
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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure



Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region

Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region Author Vera Stucky Evenson
ISBN-10 9781604695762
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 300
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Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region describes more than 220 species of the region's most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms. Covering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as adjacent areas in Montana and Idaho, it is jam-packed with helpful details, including keys for identification and a clear, color-coded layout. It is an essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists.