Mushrooms Demystified

Mushrooms Demystified

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi

Book - 1986
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, 1986.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780898151695
Branch Call Number: 579.6097 ARO
Characteristics: 959 p., [80] leaves of plates : ill.


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Nov 14, 2014

A labor of love. Written with a sense of humor, it is one of my favorite books.

Mar 24, 2013

I agree with both earlier comments. Mushroom Demystified (MD - the commonly accepted abbreviation) is one of the two or three core resources to mushroom identification. The first (in my opinion) is the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North America".

Oct 15, 2011

This is the Mushroom Bible. Not usable as a field-guide (it's a nice brick) but simply a must have for any shroom lover

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