Wild mushrooms can be difficult to identify, and many poisonous species look similar to edible ones. An identification guide must therefore leave nothing to doubt, and this book uses both photographs and drawings to present all the essential details.'
Professor David Pegler was Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, after almost forty years of continuous study of the world's mushrooms. He has written a number of popular books on fungi, including The Easy Edible Mushroom Guide, The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide to Mushrooms and the Larousse Fieldguide to Mushrooms. He is now retired.