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Ten Speed Press, I have so often leafed through this book for the simple sheer pleasure of it, that I have found myself in the forest identifying wild mushrooms that I didn’t realize I knew anything about.

Super awesome paired with field collection! However, not the most portable volume–I suggest “All the Rain Brings and More,” its pocket-sized field guide companion. May 13, Matt Davjd rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Oct 19, Chris Keefe rated it it was amazing Recommends mushrokms for: Arora leads you to approach the overwhelming task of figuring out the wild mushroom in your hand like a mystery, and like many mysteries you end up chasing down dead ends, eliminating suspects, and enjoying every minute of it. In Arora left his long-time home of Santa Cruz and moved north to Mendocino county settling near the coastal town of Gualala, California.


Arora, who first brought specimens of this and other interesting species to me. I dafid never have expected as much from a field guide. Jan semystified, Shane Simmons rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems that I will actually be “currently reading” this book for the rest of my life – at least during those months that the mushrooms are out.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aug 22, Electra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is an excellent, excellent book for mushroomers of all levels of experience, but most of all for beginning hunters.

Accessedvia LexisNexis Academic. Everything you ever wanted to know about mushrooms and then some. Mushrooms Demystified was first published in and was republished in a revised and substantially expanded edition in In addition to his field guides, he has written several articles on amateur and commercial mushroom hunting, its role in the economic development of rural communities, and about conflicts related to conservation issues related to mushroom hunting. Do not use this manual Sep 11, Kerri rated it it was amazing Shelves: A new, commercially valuable chanterelle species, Cantharellus californicus sp.

As a first mushrooming book, I’d recommend this as a prerequisite to perhaps more appealing easy-lookup guides like the field guide mentioned above.


Mushrooms Demystified

Be the first to ask a question about Mushrooms Demystified. Perhaps the best field guide for the educated North American amateur. May 29, Ken-ichi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 21, Ingrid rated it really liked it Shelves: May 14, Christopher Hutson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. In the Company of Mushrooms.

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This book is super great for learning but it’s also fun to read. He began teaching Favid Arora born October 23, is an American mycologist, naturalist, and writer.

While this mushroom hunters’ bible is indispensable, it could benefit from more pictures. Author of Mushrooms Demystified.

This is a doorstop of a mushroom guide for anyone interested in learning about hunting and identifying. Okay, I didn’t technically read the whole thing straight through, but I did read all of the sections aside from the identifications straight through.

Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

It is the “Opus Maximus” of Wild Mushrooms. If only it were biased towards the midwest rather than the west coast Nov 12, Mykle rated it it was amazing. Nov 11, James Mize rated it really liked it. I love this book.