This is the second volume in what will be a three volume series. It is identical in format to volume one.
750 species and varieties illustrated with a key to major groups, dealing with the mainly white-spored agarics (i.e. gilled mushrooms)
The introduction to each section includes useful illustrative photos, and the 750 species accounts are illustrated with paintings, principally to highlight important characters that are sometimes difficult to ascertain from a photograph The book is also unique in illustrating microscopic features next to each painting.
Peter Marren, reviewing volume 1 in the October 2017 issue of British Wildlife Magazine, was fulsome in his praise and predicted that the book may turn out to be the best printed field guide in English that we shall ever see.
About the Author
Professional mycologist and senior editor of The Field Mycologist, Geoffrey Kibby is also the author of numerous books on fungi in Britain and Northern Europe, some self published and others with leading publishers. With plenty of experience of leading field trips and running mycology courses his books are always user friendly, well tested and kept up to date.