Collins Fungi Guide

The Most Complete Field Guide to the Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe
Author: Stefan Buczacki
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007242900
Category: Nature
Page: 640
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Every species is illustrated in colour, directly opposite the species description, with illustrations of young and mature fruiting bodies where necessary. Nearly 2,400 species are illustrated in full colour, with detailed notes on how to correctly identify them, with details of similar, confusing species also given to further ensure correct identification. Written by one of Europe's leading mycologists, Stefan Buczacki, and illustrated by two of the world's leading natural history illustrators, Christopher Shields and Denys Ovenden, this is the ultimate fungi guide for both amateur and experienced mycologists alike.

Collins Bird Guide

Author: Lars Svensson,Killian Mullarney,Dan Zetterstrom,Peter J. Grant
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007449026
Category: Birds
Page: 448
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Written by leading European field ornithologists, this book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and call.

Encyclopedia of Food Safety

Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123786134
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 2304
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With the world’s growing population, the provision of a safe, nutritious and wholesome food supply for all has become a major challenge. To achieve this, effective risk management based on sound science and unbiased information is required by all stakeholders, including the food industry, governments and consumers themselves. In addition, the globalization of the food supply requires the harmonization of policies and standards based on a common understanding of food safety among authorities in countries around the world. With some 280 chapters, the Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides unbiased and concise overviews which form in total a comprehensive coverage of a broad range of food safety topics, which may be grouped under the following general categories: History and basic sciences that support food safety; Foodborne diseases, including surveillance and investigation; Foodborne hazards, including microbiological and chemical agents; Substances added to food, both directly and indirectly; Food technologies, including the latest developments; Food commodities, including their potential hazards and controls; Food safety management systems, including their elements and the roles of stakeholders. The Encyclopedia provides a platform for experts from the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment to share and learn from state-of-the art expertise with the rest of the food safety community. Assembled with the objective of facilitating the work of those working in the field of food safety and related fields, such as nutrition, food science and technology and environment - this work covers the entire spectrum of food safety topics into one comprehensive reference work The Editors have made every effort to ensure that this work meets strict quality and pedagogical thresholds such as: contributions by the foremost authorities in their fields; unbiased and concise overviews on a multitude of food safety subjects; references for further information, and specialized and general definitions for food safety terminology In maintaining confidence in the safety of the food supply, sound scientific information is key to effectively and efficiently assessing, managing and communicating on food safety risks. Yet, professionals and other specialists working in this multidisciplinary field are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with developments outside their immediate areas of expertise. This single source of concise, reliable and authoritative information on food safety has, more than ever, become a necessity

Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms & Toadstools

Author: Paul Sterry,Barry Hughes
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007232246
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Allows anyone to identify mushrooms found in Britain and Ireland, this book is illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout, featuring the species you are most likely to see. By only covering Britain and Ireland, fewer species are included than in many broader European guides, making it quicker and easier for the reader to accurately identify what they have found. Extensive details on size, shape, and color are given and more than 1,500 photographs help you identify each species. This is the essential photographic guide to the mushrooms and toadstools of Britain and Ireland.

Edible Mushrooms

A Forager's Guide to the Wild Fungi of Britain, Ireland and Europe
Author: Geoff Dann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857844590
Page: 528
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This is the most comprehensive guide to foraging for wild mushrooms in UK and Northern Europe for both beginners and experienced foragers. With a special pictorial index, it describes the best tasting fungi, where to find them and when they are at their best; how to distinguish between the edible species and the poisonous lookalikes and when to leave an edible mushroom alone so the species can survive. A fascinating, wise companion on the journey into the delicious, world of fungi. Come Autumn, it will accompany every foray I make into the woods, and my life, and my frying pan, will be vastly richer because of it. - Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement. Bursting with quality photos and great information, this book is a must for foragers. Put it in your rucksack, and let it guide you on safe, fun fungal adventures. - Fergus Drennan aka Fergus The Forager

The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe

Author: Michael Jordan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711223790
Category: Fungi
Page: 384
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This comprehensive photographic guide to 1000 of the most important species of fungi of the British Isles and northern Europe shows each specimen in natural light in its most typical habitat, with accompanying mycological description to enable accurate identification.

Collins Butterfly Guide

Author: Tom Tolman,Richard Lewington
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007242344
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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This comprehensive guide to the butterflies of Britain, Europe and North Africa describes and illustrates all 440 species, depicting both males and females and - where there is significant variation - subspecies. Distribution maps accompany every widespread species.

Field Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Europe

Author: Helmut Grünert,Renate Grünert
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781852235925
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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This new field guide to mushrooms includes the main species from all groups. It concentrates on the more sought-after edible species but also includes many inedible and poisonous ones. Each species is represented with one or more large colour photographs which face a detailed description of the species. This gives information on form, colour, spore colour, habitat, distribution and' edibility, enabling the naturalist or mushroom collector to identify each species that he or she finds.

Mushrooms (Collins Gem)

Author: Patrick Harding
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448562
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California
Author: Noah Siegel,Christian Schwarz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748185
Category: Nature
Page: 608
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A comprehensive and user-friendly field guide for identifying the many mushrooms of the northern California coast, from Monterey County to the Oregon border. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast will help beginning and experienced mushroom hunters alike to find and identify mushrooms, from common to rare, delicious to deadly, and interesting to beautiful. This user-friendly reference covers coastal California from Monterey County to the Oregon border with full treatments of more than 750 species, and references to hundreds more. With tips on mushroom collecting, descriptions of specific habitats and biozones, updated taxonomy, and outstanding photography, this guide is far and away the most modern and comprehensive treatment of mushrooms in the region. Each species profile pairs a photograph with an in-depth description, as well as notes on ecology, edibility, toxicity, and look-alike species. Written by mushroom identification experts and supported by extensive field work, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast is an indispensable guide for anyone curious about fungi. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Collins Flower Guide

Author: David Streeter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007183887
Category: Nature
Page: 608
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Featuring all flowering plants, including trees, grasses, and ferns, this brand-new field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published. Leading botanical artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. Species are described and illustrated on the same page, with up-to-date authoritative text aiding identification. Plants are arranged by family, with their key features highlighted for quick and easy reference. The text offers a complete account of more than 1,900 wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, along with a summary of their European distribution. Collins Flower Guide is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in the countryside, whether amateur or expert.

Pocket Guide to Mushrooms

Author: John C. Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472915062
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Pocket Guide to Mushrooms covers 158 of the most common mushrooms found in the UK and also in northern and central Europe, each mushroom is identified and presented with expert photography in this informative yet highly portable ebook. It is as visually impressive as it is easy to use, with many stunning images to support the authoritative text.

California Mushrooms

The Comprehensive Identification Guide
Author: Dennis E. Desjardin,Michael G. Wood,Frederick A. Stevens
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696605
Category: Nature
Page: 560
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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 & Toadstools of Britain and Europe

Author: Régis Courtecuisse
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Category: Nature
Page: 480
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This is the most comprehensive field guide to mushrooms ever published. With descriptions of over 3,000 species that can be identified with the naked eye, this book is all the reader will need to correctly identify any fungus.


The natural and human world of British fungi
Author: Peter Marren
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472958519
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Mushrooms, the first of a major new series of books on British natural history, provides a remarkable insight into the natural and human world of fungi. Peter Marren, in his inimitable, relaxed style, guides the reader through the extraordinary riches of this often overlooked group, from the amazing diversity of forms and lifestyles that populate the fungal landscape, to the pursuit of edible fungi for the pot, and the complexities of identification thrown up by our modern understanding of DNA. Throughout the book, the author tells a story rich in detail about how we have come to appreciate and, in some cases, fear the mushrooms and toadstools that are such an integral part of the changing seasons. Marren also provides a refreshingly candid view of our attempts to name species, the role of fungi in ecosystems, and our recent efforts to record and conserve them.

Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Author: S Aulagnier,A.J. Mitchell-Jones,J. Zima,Patrick Haffner,Francois Moutou,Jean Chevalier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
ISBN: 9781472960993
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Covering over 400 species, this work presents all of the terrestrial mammal species of the Western Palearctic, serving as an excellent guideto the great wealth of fauna in this region. Species accounts are concise and authoritative, giving information on size, distribution, habitat, behaviour, reproduction and feeding. Each account is supported by distribution maps and superb illustrations. The book features over 100 plates, comprising of over 600 colour species artworks. Variation between the sexes is illustrated and anatomical diagrams are provided to assist identification.