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Book Reviews

A Field Companion to Australian Fungi

by Bruce Fuhrer

Fully Revised & Updated Second Edition

Beautiful, bewildering and sometimes just plain ugly, the one thing the vast variety of fungi have in common is that they are sure to fascinate.

In this book, Bruce Fuhrer, the noted natural historian and photographer, presents over 130 species, all with full-colour photographs and descriptive notes. It is a fascinating collection of photographs and information that allows for identification of species, describes natural habitats, advises whether edible or not and much more.

This comprehensive field guide is suitable for the amateur botanist and the recreational bushwalker to study, observe and enjoy these colourful and unusual members of the plant kingdom. It comes in paperback form and is a compact field-guide-size (275 x 230 mm) that allows for easy transport in a car glove box or backpack.

Bruce Fuhrer is a highly regarded botanical photographer and author. He is a Senior Technical Officer with the departments of Botany and Zoology at Monash University, Victoria. In 1989 he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. He is the co-author of “Wildflowers of Victoria and Adjoining Areas” and author and illustrator of several other botanical publications.

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