NAMA

Recommended Books on Fungi

Note: some of these books are out of print, but may be still available from libraries, amazon.com, or ebay.com.

North America

  • Arora, David. Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1986
  • Kibby, Geoffrey. An Illustrated Guide to Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Dragons' World Ltd., London, 1993
  • Lincoff, Gary. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1981
  • McKnight, Kent, and McKnight, Vera B., A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America, Peterson Field Guides, Houghton-Mifflen, Boston, MA, 1987
  • Miller, Orson and Miller, Hope. North American Mushrooms. Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, 2006
  • Phillips, Roger. Mushrooms of North America. Little Brown and Co., Boston, 1991

Regional

  • Ammirati, Joseph, Trudell, Steve, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Ammirati, Joseph, Traquair, James, Horgen, Paul, Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northern United States and Canada. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 1986
  • Arora, David, All That the Rain Promises, and More..., Ten Speed Press, Berkley, CA, 1990
  • Barron, George. Mushrooms of Northeast North America. Lone Pine Publishing, Renton, WA, 1999
  • Bessette, Alan E., Bessette, Arleen R., and Fischer, David W. Mushrooms of Northeastern North America. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 1997
  • Bessette, Roody, Bessette, Dunaway. Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States. Syracuse U. Press, Syracuse, NY, 2007
  • Bessette, Alan, Roody, William, Sturgeon, Walt, Bessette, Arleen R., Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY 2012
  • Bessette, Arleen R., Bessette, Alan, Neill, William J., Mushrooms of Cape Cod and the National Seashore, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2001
  • Breitenbach, J, Kränzlin, F. Fungi of Switzerland, Vol. 1-6. Mykologia, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1981-2005 (available in English, French, or German)
  • Davis, Michael, Sommer, Robert, Menge, John, Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012
  • Evenson, Vera Stucky. Mushrooms of Colorado and the Southern Rocky Mountains. Denver Botanic Gardens and Westcliffe Publishers, Denver, CO, 1997
  • Horn, Bruce, Kay, Richard, Abel, Dean, A Guide to Kansas Mushrooms, University Press of Kansas, 1993
  • Huffman, Donald M., Tiffany, Lois H., and Knaphus, George. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of the Midcontinental United States. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, 1989
  • Kroeger, Paul, Kendrick, Bryce, Ceska, Oluna, Roberts, Christine, The Outer Spores: Mushrooms of Haida Gwaii, Mycologue Publications, British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • McNeil, Raymond. Le Grand Livre des Champignons du Quebec et de l'est du Canada. Editions Michel Quintin, Waterloo, Quebec, Canada, 2006 (in French)
  • Metzler, Susan, and Metzler, Van. Texas Mushrooms: A Field Guide, 2nd Edition. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 2013
  • Millman, Lawrence, Fascinating Fungi of New England. Kollath & Stensass Publishing, Duluth, MN, 2011
  • Mollen, Cora and Weber, Larry, Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods. Kollath & Stensaas Publishing, Duluth, MN, 2007
  • Roody, William C. Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians. The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003
  • Russell, Bill. A Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. Penn State Univ. Press, University Park, PA, 2006
  • Sicard, Matthew, Lamoureux, Yves, Les champignons sauvages du Quebec. Editions Fides, Quebec, Canada, 1999 (in French)
  • Smith, Alexander H., Weber, Nancy Smith. A Field Guide To Southern Mushrooms. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1985
  • Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., Weber, Nancy S. Weber, How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms, William. C. Brown Company Publishers, 1979
  • Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., How to Know the Non-Gilled Fleshy Fungi, William C. Brown Company Publishers, 1973
  • Stone, Maxine, Missouri�s Wild Mushrooms. Missouri Department of Conservation, 2010
  • Thiers, Harry, California Mushrooms, A Field Guide to the Boletes, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1975

Specialized Groups or Genera

  • Bessette, Alan E., Harris, David, Bessette Arleen R., Milk Mushrooms of North America: A Field Identification Guide to the Genus Lactarius, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2009
  • Bessette, Alan E., Bessette, Arleen R., Roody, William C., Trudell, Steven A., Tricholomas of North America, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2013
  • Bessette, Alan E., Roody, William C., and Bessette, Arleen R. North American Boletes: A Color Guide to the Fleshy Pored Mushroomss. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2000
  • Bessette, Alan E., Roody, William, Sturgeon, Walt, Bessette, Arlene, Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2012
  • Beug, Michael, Bessette, Alan, Bessette, Arleen, Ascomycete Fungi of North America, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Binion, Denise E., Burdsall, Hal, Miller, Orson K., Roody, William, Stephenson, Stephen; Vasilyeva, Larissa. Macrofungi Associated with Oaks of Eastern North America. West Virginia University Press, Morgantown, WV, 2008
  • Both, Ernst E. The Boletes of North America: A Compendium. Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY, 1993
  • Coker, William Chambers and Alma Holland Beers. The Boleti of North Carolina. Dover Publications, New York, 1974
  • Dennis, R.W.G. British Ascomycetes. Gantner, Vaduz, Switzerland, 1977
  • Gilbertson, R.L., and Ryvarden, L. North American Polypores, 2 vols., Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd., 1986-87
  • Katsaros, Peter. Illustrated Guide to Common Slime Molds. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA, 1984
  • Kuo, Michael Morels. The Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005
  • Meyer, Marianne, Poulain, Miche, Bozonnet, Jean, Les Myxomycetes, (2 Volumes, in French with keys in English), Atlas, 2011
  • Singer, Rolf, The Agaricales in Modern Taxonomy, 4th ed., Koelth Scientific Books, 1986
  • Smith, Alexander H., and Thiers, Harry, The Boletes of Michigan. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1971
  • Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., Weber, Nancy S., How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms, (Eastern North America), Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, 1979
  • Smith, Alexander H., Smith, Helen V., How to Know the Non-Gilled Fleshy Fungi, (Eastern North America) Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, 1973
  • Snell, W. H. and Dick, E. A. The Boleti of Northeastern North America. J. Cramer, 1970
  • Stevenson, Steven L. and Stempen, Henry. Myxomycetes, A Handbook of Slime Molds. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 1994
  • Trappe, Matt, Evans, Frank, Trappe, James. Field Guide to North American Truffles. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2007
  • Weber, Nancy S., A Morel Hunter�s Companion, Two Peninsula Press, Lansing, MI, 1988

Miscellaneous

  • Alexopoulos, Mims and Blackwell. Introductory Mycology, Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996
  • Arora, David, Shepherd, Glenn, Economic Botany, Vol. 62, #3, The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY, 2008
  • Benjamin, Denis. Mushrooms, Poisons and Panaceas: A handbook for naturalists, mycologists and physicians. W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, NY 1995
  • Benjamin, Denis, Musings of a Mushroom Hunter, A Natural History of Foraging, Tembe Publishing CO., 2010
  • Bessette, Alan, and Sundberg, Walter J. Mushrooms: A Quick Reference Guide to Mushrooms of North America. MacMillan Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1987
  • Bessette, Arleen R., Bessette, Alan, E. The Rainbow Beneath My Feet, A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2001
  • Borrer, Donald. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, CA, 1988
  • Carlile, Michael J.; Watkinson, Sarah C.; Gooday, Graham W. The Fungi, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, London, 2001
  • Cripps, Cathy L., ed. Fungi in Forest Ecosystems: Systematics, Diversity and Ecology. Volume 89, Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, NYBG, New York, 2004
  • Dugan, Frank Matthews. Fungi in the Ancient World. APS Press, 2008
  • Freedman, Louise. Wild About Mushrooms. Harris, Berkeley, CA, 1987 (cookbook, online at www.mssf.org)
  • Glick, Phyllis, G. The Mushroom Trail Guide. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY, 1979
  • Hudler, George. Magical mushrooms, mischievous molds. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1998
  • Iizawa, Kotaro. Around the World with Mushroom Stamps. Petit Grand Publishing, Inc., 2007
  • Johnson, Emily. North American Mushrooms Photo Postcards. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1988
  • Jordan, Peter, and Wheeler, Steven. The Ultimate Mushroom Book. Smithmark Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 1995
  • Katsaros, Peter. Familiar Mushrooms, North America. The Audubon Society Pocket Guides, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, NY, 1990
  • Katz, Adrienne. Naturewatch. Addison-Wesley, 1986
  • Kendrick, Bryce. The Fifth Kingdom. Mycologue Publications, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1985
  • Kuo, Michael, Methven, Andrew, 100 Cool Mushrooms, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010
  • Laessoe, Thomas, Del Conte, Anna, and Lincoff, Gary. The Mushroom Book. DK Publishing, 1996
  • Laessoe, Thomas, and Lincoff, Gary. Mushrooms. DK Publishing, Inc. (Eyewitness Handbooks), New York, NY, 1998
  • Largent, David L. et al. How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus. Mad River Press Series, Volumes 1-6, Eureka, CA
  • Lincoff, Gary, The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Quarry Books, Beverly, MA, 2010
  • Lincoff, Gary. Simon and Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981
  • Lingelbach, Jenipher. Hands-On Nature. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 1985
  • Lockwood, Taylor, Chasing the Rain, Self Published, 2008
  • Lockwood, Taylor, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi. Taylor Lockwood, Mt. Dora, Florida, 2001
  • Marley, Greg, A., Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT, 2010
  • McKenny, Margaret, Stuntz, Daniel E. and Ammirati, Joseph R. The New Savory Wild Mushroom. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, 1987
  • McKnight, Kent H., and McKnight, Vera B. A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America. Peterson Field Guides, Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, 1987
  • Miller, Orson K., Miller, Hope, A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi, Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, 2006
  • Miller, Orson K., Miller, Hope, H., Mushrooms in Color, E.P. Dutton, NY, NY, 1981
  • Money, Nicholas P. Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard. Oxford Univiversity Press, New York, NY, 2004
  • Money, Nicholas P. The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History. Oxford Univiversity Press, New York, 2006
  • Moore-Landecker, Elizabeth. Fundamentals of the Fungi, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, New York, 1996
  • Morgan, Adrian. Toads and Toadstools. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1996.
  • Mueller, Gregory, Bills, Gerald, Foster, Mercedes. Biodiversity of Fungi. Elsevier Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2004
  • Petersen, Jens, The Kingdom of Fungi, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2012
  • Rice, Miriam, and Beebee, Dorothy. Mushrooms for Color. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA, 1980
  • Rice, Miriam, and Beebee, Dorothy. Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments & Myco-Stix™, Mushrooms for Color Press, Forestville, CA, 2008
  • Roehl, Renée, Chadwick, Kelly, Decomposition: An Anthology of Fungi-Inspired Poems, Lost Horse Press, Sandpoint, Ohio, 2012
  • Schaechter, Elio. In the Company of Mushrooms. Harvard University Press, Boston, MA, 1997
  • Sisson, Edith H. Nature With Children of All Ages. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY, 1982
  • Smith, Alexander H. How to Know the Non-gilled Fleshy Fungi. William C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque, IA, 1973
  • Smith, Alexander H., and Smith, Helen V., and Weber, Nancy S. How to Know the Gilled Fungi. Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque, IA, 1979
  • Smith, Alexander H., and Weber, Nancy Smith The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1980
  • Shuttleworth, Floyd, S., and Zim, Herbert S. A Golden Guide, Non-Flowering Plants. Golden Press, NY, 1967
  • Spoerke, David G., and Rumack, Barry H., eds. Handbook of Mushroom Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1994
  • Stamets, Paul, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993
  • Stamets, Paul. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2005
  • Stephenson, Steven L. The Kingdom of Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens. Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2010
  • Stewart, terraBrie, The Fungus Files, An Educator�s Guide to the Fungi, K-6 (Second Edition), Friends of the Environment Foundation, Alberta National Plant Council, Nature Alberta, Canada, 2013
  • Ulloa, Miguel, Hanlin, Richard, Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology. APS Press, St. Paul, MN, 2000
  • Watling, Roy. Fungi. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2003

Compiled by Sandy Sheine