Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians is an easy-to-use, detailed guide for both the beginner and expert mushroomer. Organized for convenient field use, the guide describes and illustrates approximately 400 species. Particular emphasis has been placed on those mushrooms of exceptional beauty, interesting biology, and an edible or poisonous nature.

The author’s high-quality color photographs of mushrooms appearing in their natural habitat make the identification process easier. Descriptions include common names, a discussion of look-alike species, scientific names, and the etymology of these names. In addition, the guide includes extensive commentary regarding edibility and traditional cultural uses for mushrooms.

Soft cover, 520 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, full-color photographs.