Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 in
Published: April 8, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1551051990
ISBN - 13: 9781551051994
From the Publisher
A full-colour photographic field guide to over 600 mushrooms and fungi of Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada as well as the northeastern United States. Spectacular photos and excellent species information combine to make this a must-have reference book. Includes notes on edibility.
About the Author
George Barron graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland with a B.Sc. degree in Botany and later with an M.Sc. in Plant Pathology (University of Toronto) and a Ph.D. in Mycology (Iowa State University). From 1958 to 1993, Barron was on the faculty of the University of Guelph where he specialized in the taxonomy and biology of soil microfungi and published over 100 research papers, several chapters and two books on this topic.Awards and AccomplishmentsGeorge's contributions to mycology have been recognized by his peers and he has received a number of awards over the years. • Awarded a D.SC. from Glasgow University in 1984 for his contributions to soil mycology. • Received the Sigma Xi "Excellence in Research" award from his colleagues at the University of Guelph in 1992. • In 1993 his work was recognized by the Canadian Botanical Association with the "George Lawson Medal." • On the occasion of its hundredth anniversary in 1996 the British Mycological Society elected a number of Centenary Fellows from around the world to recognize their mycological contributions, and Barron was honoured as one of this group. At the annual meeting of the Mycological Society of America in Puerto Rico in 1998, George Barron received the society's most prestigious award of "Distinguished Mycologist."Currently George Barron is devoting much of his time collecting and photographing the mushrooms and other macrofungi found in Canada and the northern United States.
From Our Editors
Mycologists take note: Ontario has been conquered, and now it's
ripe for your picking. Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern
Canada is the definitive guide to gathering
throughout the east. It features all the species of edible and
toxic mushrooms so that you'll know whether the fungus found in the
moss is good for cooking, good for hallucinating or if it is, in
fact, deadly. Fully illustrated with 875 colour photographs, it
makes for easy identification. The book features tips for
collecting, telling readers where the hotspots are, explaining the
growing cycles and offering up some local resources.