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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2001
This photographic guide by Roger Phillips was a wonderful book when it was published first, and still is one you must have if you're interested in mushrooms. I have a lot of photographic mushroom books in my library, and, nearly twenty years after its publication, this one has one of the highest standards in colour illustrations of fungi. The mushrooms have been photographed on a pan, not in the woods, but this only helps you to better see the features of each species. The identification of species - unlike other recent guides - is nearly perfect and stands very well after almost two decades. All in all, a very complete and magnificently illustrated book to start identifying mushrooms. The only reason I gave four and not five stars is that the publisher should think to prepare an updated edition with up-to-date nomenclature.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2001
Without question the best overall look at European fungi. There are shorter guides for those who are only interested in eating mushrooms (like myself), but they should still arm themselves with this book to confirm their identification. It is both comprehensive and user-friendly: a rare achievement when it comes to the myriad of confusing species that confront the would-be mycologist.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I bought this pioneering book when it came out in the early 1980s for identifying British fungi. At the time it was revolutionary as the use of photographs allowed the author to depict mushrooms much more accurately than the paintings of earlier guides. It is still one of the top field guides to this region (also check Courtecuisse & Duhem and Jordan). I still use this volume a lot for identifying American fungi, both in the tropics and North America. Although I have over 200 field guides of different sorts on my shelves this remains one of my all time favourites. If you're interested in fungi, don't hesitate.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2001
This was the first substantial book on the subject that I acquired, nearly twenty years ago, and it remains unsurpassed as an accessible yet thorough work with outstanding illustrations. Having searched primarily in Europe, I would choose to review some of the assessments of frequency, and location, but this book remains a first class achievement, and an excellent choice for a collector who wants to upgrade from a worthy but superficial pocket guide. My favourite mushroom book.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2003
I have a lot of field guides for various areas of natural history, but this is my favourite. Ok so its a little big to take into the field, but the fun I've had with the visual as well as written key, the excellent photographs and the brilliant coverage for each species, wonderfully condensed to just the right level.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2001
This book is quite simply invaluable to the mushroom collector. Having previously used books with illustrations, I found the photographs of enormous help. Their clarity is a testimony to the hardwork that must have gone into the making of the book. The author successfully conveys an enthusiasm for the subject which spurs you to keep looking for that elusive fungus. This book is worth it's weight in chanterelles!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERon 6 January 2015
This is a superb book that I have had for many years and continue to use. I am yet to find a better identification guide.

All fungi depicted feature multiple examples showing different stages of development. Each entry inludes useful information describing spore prints, locations and all easily accessible information needed to identify species. Information about edibility is included where know, making this an essential book for all those who enjoy foraging for wild foods. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2009
This book arrived promptly and in very good condition. It has excellent photographs of each species, including a cut cross-section, and the descriptions are detailed. Almost impossible to make a mistake on most species. Valuable addition to the mushroom-hunter's library (it's always best to cross-reference several books when in any doubt).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2013
Everything you need to know about mushrooms. Excellent photos aid identification, including all angles, ages, and cross sections of the mushrooms. May be more suited to specialists, Rangers, land managers and field study surveyers. Not really a beginners guide. It was perfect for my needs as an environmental educator.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2011
Roger Phillips' Mushrooms is a beauty and a classic. I cannot imagine a better take-off voor studying fungi in the field. Only a few minutes of daily attention will offer you insight, surprise and culinary challenge.
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