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Penguin Random House

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast

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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.


Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast sets the standard for all future efforts. The coverage is all one could ask for, the text is clear and helpful, and the photographs are a joy to see. 
—GARY LINCOFF, TK attribution 

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast 
is at a whole new level for regional mushroom guides. It is certainly a must-own for anyone that’s serious about mushroom identification in California. 
—TOM BRUNS, TK attribution 

This is a wonderful and comprehensive guide to the intriguing mushrooms of coastal northern California. Well-researched, beautifully illustrated, and written with insight and humor! 
—ELSE C. VELLINGA, University of California, Berkeley 

This book sets a new standard for comprehensive regional mushroom identification guides. The photographs alone are worth the price of admission. 
—DAVID ARORA, author of Mushrooms Demystified 

Accomplished field mycologists/photographers Siegel and Schwarz have made the colorful and fascinating mushrooms of the redwood coast accessible through this indispensable new book. 
—DR. STEVEN TRUDELL, author of Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

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