This book by Nina L. Marshall is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY.
The book's title is self-descriptive and its contents are exhaustive. Topics addressed include the lifecycles of fungi, fungi culture and growing conditions, and preparing fungi for the table.