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Roger Phillips - Author

About the Author

Roger Phillips is an award-winning photographer with a reputation spanning thirty years. The author of twenty books, he has consistently pioneered the use of colour photography for the reliable identification of natural history subjects. An acknowledged expert on mushrooms and wild food, he has influenced a generation of British chefs.

Featured books by Roger Phillips

Wild Food A Complete Guide for Foragers

Wild Food A Complete Guide for Foragers

Author: Roger Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. Roger Phillips also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty. 'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Other books by Roger Phillips

Wild Food A Complete Guide for Foragers

Wild Food A Complete Guide for Foragers

Author: Roger Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. Roger Phillips also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty. 'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Author: Roger Phillips Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2006

'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall The culmination of over thirty years' work, Roger Phillips's authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with the most up-to-date information and original photographs. The essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia, this book is also clear, user friendly and will appeal to a wide range of readers. Unsurpassed in both illustrative and descriptive detail, Mushrooms contains over 1,250 photographs, often showing the specimens in various stages of growth, and includes all the latest botanical and common names as well as current ecological information on endangered species. Having sold more than 750,000 copies in Europe of his previous title on mushrooms, Roger Phillips's Mushrooms once again sets the benchmark. Quite simply, nobody with an interest in the subject can afford to be without this book.

Botanical Garden Volume II Perennials and Annuals

Botanical Garden Volume II Perennials and Annuals

Author: Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2002

The second book in a major two-volume reference work by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix which covers over 1,000 genera in outstanding colour photographs and authoritative, detailed text. Bridging the gap between scientific texts and everyday horticultural books, this guide provides an unrivalled insight into the relationships between garden plants and their environments, the history of plant development (as studied through fossils), and the most up-to-date DNA studies, set to revolutionise classification. It will become an indispensable aid to any aspiring gardener. Botanical Garden Volume II: Perennials and Annuals focuses on herbaceous plants, covering over 550 genera of annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, and aquatic plants. New DNA studies proved vitally important in the classification of these plants, which was previously imprecise. Starting with the ancient and intriguing mosses and ferns, the book moves though all the flowering plants so indispensable to our gardens and our tables, closing with a separate section on the distinctive reeds and grasses.

Conservatory and Indoor Plants

Conservatory and Indoor Plants

Author: Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix, Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/1998

Volume 1 includes camelias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, magnolias, euphorbias, hibiscus and bourgainvillaea, as well as tender roses and other select groups. All these plants grow outdoors in Mediterranean or subtropical climates and most of them need the shelter of a cool greenhouse or conservatory in areas that have frost in winter, a few need heat. All of them can be grown outdoors in the UK summer. There are also introductory chapters on garden and greenhouse cultivation, types of conservatory and on the habitat of species in the wild.

Conservatory and Indoor Plants

Conservatory and Indoor Plants

Author: Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix, Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/1998

Volume 2 includes begonias, lilies, jasmines, orchids, hoyas, palms, ferns, oleanders and other select groups. All these plants grow outdoors in Mediterranean or subtropical climates and most of them need the shelter of a cool greenhouse or conservatory in areas that have frost in winter, a few need heat. All of them can be grown outdoors in the UK summer. There are also introductory chapters on garden and greenhouse cultivation, types of conservatory and on the habitat of species in the wild.

Perennials Late Perennials

Perennials Late Perennials

Author: Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/1993

As part of the Pan Garden Plant series, this second volume on perennials covers plants that flower in the late summer and autumn. This book includes photographs of over 1250 perennials from around the world, both wild and cultivated, as well as text describing the plant's origins, characteristics, frost hardiness and favoured growing conditions. Volume one of this series looks at early perennials. Roger Phillips won the Andre Simon Prize for Wild Food in 1983 and is the author of Wild Flowers , Trees , Mushrooms and Roses and Shrubs .

Herbs

Herbs

Author: Roger Phillips, Nicky Foy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/1990

This is a unique photographic guide to herbs and plants from all over the world which are grown for their healing and culinary properties. Over 400 plants are illustrated in colour, making this the most comprehensively illustrated book on the subject. It includes descriptions of the plants' distinctive features for identification, as well as botanical information showing where each is found and how to grow it yourself or gather it from the wild. The text relates the history of each plant, describes its traditional uses in cooking, medicine or cosmetics and, where appropriate, details modern research supporting long-held beliefs about the efficacy of the plant.

Roses

Roses

Author: Roger Phillips, Martyn Rix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/1988

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