Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

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Ten Speed Press, 1996 - Nature - 245 pages
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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

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User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Not particularly well designed -- definitely doesn't compare to the bibles 'Mushrooms Demystified' and 'All that the Rain Promises and More'. I would expect better table of contents/indices from a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie Mayhem - Goodreads

This is a great companion to a larger book on mushroom identification. It is what has been deliberately left out in most mycological texts but when read alone, everything looks like it's part of these few species. Read full review

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PAUL STAMETS is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and codirector and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity Preservation Project. He is the author of two seminal textbooks, The Mushroom Cultivator and GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, has been published in numerous journals, and is presenting more lectures on mycology than he can keep track of. An advisor and consultant to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School and the 1998 recipient of the Collective Heritage Institute's Bioneers Award, Stamets lives in Kamilche Point, Washington with his collection of more than 250 medicinal mushroom cultures.

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