Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
By Steve Trudell and Joe Ammirati. This compact, beautifully illustrated guide offers descriptions and photographs of 460 of the Pacific Northwest region's most conspicuous, distinctive, and ecologically important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the book includes Oregon, Washington, southern British Columbia, Idaho, and westernmost Montana, with an emphasis on the heart of mushroom country: the low- to mid-elevation forest habitats of western Oregon and Washington. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest 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. 352 pages, softcover, with 530 color photographs.