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Rogers Mushrooms

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Roger Phillips is one of the world’s leading mushroom specialists with over 40 years’ of expertise of studying fungi in the wild. Roger’s book, ‘Mushrooms’, first published in 2006 has been hugely successful with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide in 7 European languages. In 1975 Roger Phillips began his life’s major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the World’s garden plants. Using modern photographic techniques, Roger set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals. Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC & Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognised figure in the world of gardening. Roger trained at Chelsea School of Art from where he entered a career in advertising culminating in the position of art director at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising. He left O&M to start a career as a freelance photographer, winning many awards before turning his photographic talents to the world of natural history.

His books include:
Mushrooms. Macmillan (ISBN: 9780330442374)
Wild Food - A complete guide for foragers. Macmillan (ISBN: 9781447249962)

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