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Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Jan 17, Scott Cox rated it it was amazing Shelves: Accessedvia LexisNexis Academic. One of the best references for North American mushrooms available. October 23, India . Arora, who first brought specimens of this and other interesting species to me. View all 4 comments. He thanked his wife saying ” 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Clearly a classic and the bible of mushroom identification, though expect a big learning curve when it comes to working through the “choose your own adventure” style method of identifying your bounty. 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.
Hands down, the best guide to fungi published. Jun 23, Wayne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Here’s one I just found: The best of the best.
If only it were biased towards the midwest rather than the west coast This has been the essential guidebook since it was first published inand I odn’t mushroooms anything else has come close for combining science with a literary flair. This is as good as it gets in a single source for mushroom identification. San Francisco Chronicle January 24, Nov 12, Mykle rated it it was amazing. Jan 10, Shane Simmons rated it it was amazing Shelves: Secondly, and more importantly, Arora’s book does what other guides may not, which is that he immediately teaches the best mushroom-g This is an excellent, excellent book for mushroomers of all levels of experience, but most of all for beginning hunters.
A full color, updated edition of this book is something I would like to see. Therefore, a afora extensive but by no means comprehensive treatment is offered here, in hopes that readers will at least learn to notice polypores, if not identify them. Nov 18, Cheryl Devine rated it it was amazing.
Feb 08, Tomek rated it really liked it. Jul 07, Ritch Avery rated it it was amazing. Arora has also authored or contributed to several papers on fungal taxonomy. Perhaps the best field guide for the educated North American amateur. By structuring his book the way he does, Arora forces the reader to orient her identification by starting with spore prints, which requires that the mushroom s be picked, taken home, and properly examined. 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.
It seems aroda every time I pull this out to identify some new thing that’s pushed up under the pine needles can Zrora eat it? Aug 22, Electra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I would never have expected as much from a field guide. Dec 08, Luke rated it really liked it Recommends it for: May 14, Christopher Hutson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Preview — Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. I’m sure years of mycological fun await!
This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat It is considered by many to be the “Bible” of mushroom field guides. California Wild 52 4. This isn’t for casual reading however; it’s about 2″ thick and has entries on over species of fungi.
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