This large-size, full-color encyclopedia gives you a close-up look at the rich variety of mushrooms and toadstools that populate the world, with their shapes, textures, tastes, and ecological preferences. Go through the alphabet, and examine microscopic profiles of fungi, arranged by group. Each entry includes a description of the fungi and its dimensions, size, odor, taste, chemistry, occurrence, and — most important for gourmets — whether or not it's edible!