Bibliography

  1. General Mycology
  2. Specialist Mycology
  3. Dragonflies & Damselflies
  4. Photography

General Mycology

The following is a small selection of general guides to fungi.

Fungi, by Roy Watling.

Published by The Natural History Museum, London, ISBN 0-565-09182-4 .

A small informative introduction to the ecology and classification of fungi by a professional mycologist. Highly recommended.

Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas, by Denis R. Benjamin.

Published by W.H. Freeman & Company, New York, ISBN 0-7167-2649-1 (soft cover).

An introduction by a practising pathologist to the effects of mushrooms on human health, including nutritional benefits, culinary use and toxicology. Highly recommended.

Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe, by Roger Phillips.

Published by Macmillan, ISBN 0-330-26441-9.

One of the most respected popular guides to the fungi of the British Isles. Covers over 1000 species with full colour photographs. Highly recommended.

The Great Encyclopedia of Mushrooms, by Jean-Louis Lamaison and Jean-Marie Polese.

Published by Könemann, ISBN: 3-8331-1239-5.

An excellent guide, translated from a French original, which covers almost 500 species with clear descriptions and excellent photos. Highly recommended.

Collins Field Guide Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe, by R. Courtecuisse and B. Duhem.

Published by Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 220025 2.

Covers more than 1750 species. The descriptions are far too brief, but the large number of species described makes the book of value.

Collins Guide Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe, by Stefan Buczacki, illustrated by John Wilkinson.

Published by Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 219978 5.

Covers 1300 species. The descriptions are far too brief, but the large number of species described makes the book of value.

The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe, by Michael Jordan.

Published by David & Charles, ISBN 0 7153 0129 2.

A comprehensive guide which covers over 1000 species, including some myxomycetes, with full colour photographs.

Mushroom Magic, by Michael Jordan.

Published by Elm Tree Books, ISBN 0-241-12844-7.

An introduction to the ecology, uses and mythology of fungi.

The New Guide to Mushrooms, by Peter Jordan.

Published by Ultimate Editions, ISBN 1 86035 044 5.

A guide to the most common edible and poisonous fungi, illustrated with clear descriptions and excellent photographs.

The Mushroom Book, by Thomas Læssøe and Anna Del Conte.

Published by Dorling Kindersley, ISBN 0 7513 0258 9.

A guide to more than 450 species of fungi, illustrated with clear descriptions and excellent photographs, including numerous recipes by a well known cookery writer. Recommended.

A Passion For Mushrooms, by Antonio Carluccio.

Published by Pavilion Books LImited, ISBN 1 85145 542 6.

A collection of recipes, with an Italian influence, followed by a brief field guide covering the most common edible and poisonous fungi.

The Pocket Guide to Mushrooms and Other Fungi by Geoffrey Kibby.

Published by Dragon's World Ltd, ISBN 1 85028 1211.

A beautifully illustrated guide to over 400 species of fungi.

Mushrooms in the Garden by Hellmut Steineck.

Published by Mad River Press Inc, ISBN 0-916422-50-x.

A guide to growing mushrooms in the garden and home, both for food and as ornaments. An eccentric and fascinating book.

Encyclopaedia of Fungi, by Gerrit J. Keizer.

Published by Rebo Productions Ltd., ISBN 0-901094-219.

Photographs and descriptions of over 700 species, including many rare and unusual species.


Specialist Mycology

Funga Nordica, Agaricoid, boletoid and cyphelloid genera, edited by Henning Knudsen and Jan Vesterholt.

Published by Nordsvamp, ISBN 978-87-983961-3-0.

Includes a Mycokey CD and licence key.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 1 Ascomycetes, by Breitenbach and Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-220-2.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 2 Non-Gilled Fungi, by Breitenbach and Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-210-5.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 3 Boletes and Agarics 1st Part, by Breitenbach and Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-230-X.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 4 Agarics 2nd Part, by Breitenbach and Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-240-7.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 5 Agarics 3rd Part, by Breitenbach and Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-250-4.

Fungi of Switzerland, Volume 6 Russulaceae, by Fred Kränzlin.

Published by Verlag Mykologia Luzern, ISBN 3-85604-260-1.

Fungi of Northern Europe Volume 1, The Genus Hygrocybe, by David Boertmann

ISBN 87-983581-1-1.

Fungi of Northern Europe Volume 2, The Genus Lactarius, by Jacob Heilmann-Clausen, Annemieke Verbeken & Jan Vesterholt.

ISBN 87-983581-4-6.

Fungi of Northern Europe Volume 3, The Genus Hebeloma, by Jan Vesterholt.

ISBN 87-983581-6-2.

Fungi of Northern Europe Volume 4, The Genus Tricholoma, by Morten Christensen & Jacob Heilmann-Clausen.

ISBN 978-87-983581-8-3.

British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns by D N Pegler, T Læssøe and B M Spooner.

Published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ISBN 0-947643-81-8.

British Chanterelles and Tooth-Fungi by D N Pegler, P J Roberts and B M Spooner.

Published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ISBN 0-900347-15-6.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 1: Agaricus L., Allopsalliota Nauta & Bas, by Luis Alberto Parra Sanchez.

Published by Edizione Candusso. ISBN 88-901057-7-1.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 3: Tricholoma, by A. Riva.

Published by Edizione Candusso. ISBN 9788890105715.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 5: Entoloma, by Machiel E. Noordeloos.

Published by Edizione Candusso.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 5a: Entoloma (Supplement), by Machiel E.Noordeloos.

Published by Edizione Candusso, ISBN 88-901057-4-7.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 9: Amaniteae, by P Neville and S Poumarat.

Published by Edizione Candusso, ISBN 9788890105739

In French.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 10: Polyporaceae, by Annarosa Bernicchia.

Published by Edizione Candusso, ISBN 9788890105753.

In Italian with some English descriptions.

Fungi Europaei, Volume 11: Corticiaceae, by A. Bernicchia & P. Gorjón

Published by Edizione Candusso, ISBN 978-88-901057-9-1.

Mushrooms, poisons and panaceas, by Denis R. Benjamin.

Published by W. H. Freeman and Company, ISBN 0 7167 2649 1.

British Fungus Flora 1, Boletes & Their Allies, Revised and enlarged edition, by R.W.Watling & A.E.Hills, assisted by E.Turnbull.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2005, ISBN 1-872291 89 9.

British Fungus Flora 3, Bolbitiaceae: Agrocybe, Bolbitius & Conocybe, by R.W.Watling.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1982, ISBN 0 11 491750 7.

British Fungus Flora 4, Pluteaceae: Pluteus & Volvariella, by P.D.Orton.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 0-9504270-4-7.

British Fungus Flora 5, Strophariaceae & Coprinaceae p.p., Hypholoma, Melanotus, Psilocybe, Stropharia, Lacrymaria & Panaeolus, by Roy Watling & Norma M.Gregory.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 0-9504270-4-7.

British Fungus Flora 6, Creidotaceae, Pleurotaceae and other pleurotoid agarics, by Roy Watling & Norma M.Gregory.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 1-872291-00-7.

British Fungus Flora 7, Cortinariaceae p.p., by Roy Watling, Norma M.Gregory & P.D.Orton.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 1-872291-09-0.

British Fungus Flora 8, Cantharellaceae, Gomphaceae and Amyloid-Spored and Xeruloid Members of Tricholomataceae (excl. Mycena), by Roy Watling & Evelyn Turnbull.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 1-872291-82-1.

British Fungus Flora 9, Russulaceae: Lactarius, by R. W. Rayner, assisted by R. Watling & E. Turnbull.

Published by Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, ISBN 1-872291-34-1.

Microfungi on Land Plants, New Enlarged Edition, by Martin B. Ellis and J. Pamela Ellis.

Published by The Richmond Publishing Company Ltd, ISBN 085546 246 9.

Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates, New Enlarged Edition, by Martin B. Ellis and J. Pamela Ellis.

Published by The Richmond Publishing Company Ltd, ISBN 085546 248 5.

Field Mycology.

Published by Elsevier on behalf of The British Mycological Society.

A quarterly magazine, dedicated to the study and identification of wild fungi.


Dragonflies & Damselflies

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland, by Steve Brooks, illustrated by Richard Lewington.

Published by British Wildlife Publishing, ISBN 0-9531399-0-5.

A beautifully illustrated guide to UK species, and some of the best UK locations to see them.


Photography

John Shaw's Closeups in Nature, by John Shaw.

Published by Amphoto, ISBN 0-8174-4052-6.

The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques, by John Shaw.

Published by Amphoto, ISBN 0-8174-5006-8.

Although written in the pre-digital era, these books are still full of useful information on the basics of macro and nature photography. Other books by John Shaw are also excellent.

Close-up on Insects, A Photographers' Guide, by Robert Thompson.

Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications Limited, ISBN 1 86108 238 X.

An introduction to insect photography by one of the world's most respected insect photographers. This book is full of useful information and is illustrated with superb photographs.

Photographing Butterflies and Other Insects, by Paul Hicks.

Published by Fountain Press Limited, ISBN 0-86343-332-4.

An introduction to the basics of insect photography by a UK photographer.

The Art of Wildlife Photography, by Fritz Pölking.

Published by Fountain Press Limited, ISBN 0-86343-322-7.

A guide to wildlife photography by a highly respected professional photographer.