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Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
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Mushrooms Demystified (original 1979; edition 1986)

by David Arora (Author)

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Simply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner's checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names. Beginning and experienced mushroom hunters everywhere will find MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED a delightful, informative, and indispensible companion. From the Trade Paperback edition.… (more)
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Title:Mushrooms Demystified
Authors:David Arora (Author)
Info:Ten Speed Press (1986), Edition: 2, 1056 pages
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Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora (1979)

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    All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms by David Arora (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Arora's books have fun with the subject of mushrooms without "dumbing down". At any rate, I have spent many happy hours thumbing through both these guides.
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    Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America by Roger Phillips (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Roger Phillips' books are always a visual treat, and this guide brings together more photographs of mushrooms than you will find in any rival guide. Given the paucity of the literature, any guide is worth acquiring, but this one is a must!
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Actually, I will be reading this for a long long time.

It is the "Opus Maximus" of Wild Mushrooms. ( )
  yhgail | Feb 20, 2019 |
This is an exhaustive treatise on just about every fungus known to exist in North America. It's a big, thick paperback with info on individual species as well as how fungi lives and tips on cooking. Mushroom hunters tend to be nutty and David Arora is no exception; his dedication is total and he knows that it's a strange obsession. There's some humor in there as well. Alas this won't be useful for helping me initially ID a mushroom, but will instead be used to confirm or eliminate a suspect. It doesn't have enough color plates that are organized by color or type for that. I think I'll have to get the Audubon guide after all.
  Bookmarque | Sep 7, 2016 |
Just a little large for a field guide, but it still gets taken out into the field as the most comprehensive of all 'how to identify' book on mushrooms and fungi. A great reference book. ( )
  MsMixte | Oct 24, 2011 |
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Simply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner's checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names. Beginning and experienced mushroom hunters everywhere will find MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED a delightful, informative, and indispensible companion. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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