Phillips, R., 2006
An updated and expanded version of "Mushrooms & other Fungi of Great Britain & Europe", by the same author (1981).
So what's new? On the plus side: more species, updated taxonomy and English names.
On the minus side: the quality of the colour printing is much poorer than the original work, with garish and oversaturated colours more appropriate to a car magazine. The smaller format means many photos have been reduced. The replacement of photo captions with a single (rather small) letter, presumably for the smaller format, assumes you read the text first them look for the illustration, which is rarely the case. Finally, many of the additional photographs have been taken from Roger's American book so are more confusing than useful in our area.
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||2nd, expanded edition of his 1981 book
|Comments and Corrigenda
||Pp 68 & 70: English names reversed:
|P68 Hygrocybe eburneus should be Ivory Woodwax|
|P70 Hygrocybe erubescens should be Blotched Woodwax|
The original edition had some of photographs incorrectly identified, although the descriptions were taken from the literature and correct. This has been "rectified" in the new edition, so the photographs are now correctly named, but the descriptions are now incorrect!
||A large selection of common, larger basidiomycetes and ascomycetes.
||Colour photographs throughout.
||In the Hand (also useful to examine under a Compound Microscope).
||Reliable identification of fungi requires microscopy and although this work offers a goodly number of photographs, it gives insufficient microscopic details for critical work.