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Not a great pocket guide
on 27 May 2012
The format of this book leaves novice mushroom hunters hunting for the right section to identify their find. The information is great, but as it is split up by family and not by characteristic. i.e. While the book is good at references noting species that could be confused at the peril of the reader such as a velvet shank and a sulfur tuft. I think a book that starts with characteristics would save identification time, such as Roger Phillips Mushrooms. In any case I think the book would have been better organized for mushrooming beginners by starting with basic characteristics and then move into positive identification.