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Fusing general interest in mushrooming with serious scholarship, Mushrooms of the Midwest describes and illustrates over five hundred of the region's mushroom species. From the cold conifer bogs of northern Michigan to the steamy oak forests of Missouri, the book offers a broad cross-section of the fungi, edible and not, that can be found growing in the Midwest's diverse ecosystems. With hundreds of color illustrations, Mushrooms of the Midwest is ideal for amateur and expert mushroomers alike. Michael Kuo and Andrew Methven provide identification keys and thorough descriptions. The authors discuss the DNA revolution in mycology and its consequences for classification and identification, as well as the need for well-documented contemporary collections of mushrooms. Unlike most field guides, Mushrooms of the Midwest includes an extensive introduction to the use of a microscope in mushroom identification. In addition, Kuo and Methven give recommendations for scientific mushroom collecting, with special focus on ecological data and guidelines for preserving specimens. Lists of amateur mycological associations and herbaria of the Midwest are also included. A must-have for all mushroom enthusiasts!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2. Collecting, Documenting, and Preserving Mushrooms
  2. pp. 8-15
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  1. 3. Using a Microscope to Study Mushrooms
  2. pp. 16-21
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  1. 4. Identification Keys
  2. pp. 22-79
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  1. 5. The Mushrooms
  2. pp. 80-396
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  1. 6. The Evolutionary Picture
  2. pp. 397-400
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  1. Bibliography and Works Cited
  2. pp. 401-404
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  1. Glossary and Index
  2. pp. 405-428
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 429-432
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096006
Related ISBN
9780252079764
MARC Record
OCLC
886539874
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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