Mushrooms Demystified: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi

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Ten Speed Press, 1986 - Gardening - 959 pages
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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.

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User Review  - MsMixte - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - yhgail - LibraryThing

Actually, I will be reading this for a long long time. It is the "Opus Maximus" of Wild Mushrooms. Read full review

About the author (1986)

David Arora is an American naturalist, writer, and a biologist who specializes in the study of fungi. The author of two popular books on the identification of wild fungi--Mushrooms Demystified and All That the Rain Promises and More--Arora has also written about conservation issues relating to recreational and commercial mushroom cultivation.

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