new edition is most welcome. This is a fine book'
-- The Garden
'Classy book...An unsurpassed reference guide.' -- Jackie Foottit Hull Daily Mail Jackie Foottit, Hull Daily Mail
'Comprehensive guide to the fungi of Britain... Just in time for
the mushroom season.' -- Gardens Illustrated
'This is the ideal book for any enthusiast who wants to know more' -- Daily Mail
'To call it the mushroomers' bible is to understate the reverence
enthusiasts have for it...' -- The London Review of Books
'sets the benchmark for works of mushroom identification...the
essential encyclopedia for mushroom hunters and anyone interested in the
subject. -- Country Smallholding
Unsurpassed in both illustrative and descriptive detail, Mushrooms contains over 1,250 photographs, often showing the specimens in various stages of growth, and including all the latest botanical and common names as well as current ecological information on endangered species. Having sold more than 750,000 copies in Europe of his previous title on mushrooms, Roger Phillips' new book once again sets the benchmark. Quite simply, nobody with an interest in the subject can afford to be without this book.
The culmination of over thirty years' work, this authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with the most up-to-date information and original photographs. Set to become the essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia for the next 25 years, this book is also clear, user friendly and will appeal to a wide range of readers.
'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know: the sublime taxonomic accuracy of his descriptions and photographs, combined with an evangelical and infectious passion for the subject, will make an instant mycophile of anyone who picks it up.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
'A masterpiece of identification.' David Bellamy
About the AuthorIn 1975 Roger Phillips began his life’s major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the world’s garden plants. He set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals.
His first book, Wild Flowers of Britain (1977), was a huge success, selling 400,000 copies in the first year. He has since written 20 additional volumes (often with his co-author Martyn Rix) selling over 6 million copies worldwide. His latest book is Mushrooms.
Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC and Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognised figure in the world of gardening.