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Mushrooms Demystified

Mushrooms Demystified:
A Comprehensive Guide to
the Fleshy Fungi

by David Arora
Ten Speed Press; 2nd edition

Product Details
Paperback: 1020 pages
ISBN: 0898151694
Retail Price $39.95

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The "Bible" of wild mushroom identification!
Nothing is more elusive and mysterious than the wild mushroom. David Arora celebrates the gathering and study of wild mushrooms with engaging style, wit and simple terminology. Mushrooms Demystified includes descriptions, photographs, and keys to over 2,000 species. There is 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.
This is the be-all and end-all of mushroom books! Truly an encyclopedia of mushroom facts and lore, lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, literally everything you need to know about mushrooms, edible or not. Arora has taught mycology for close to twenty years and has hunted and photographed mushrooms across the North American continent. Threaded through the book are his wry and humorous observations and comments, making what could have been a rather dull, "just-the-facts, ma'am" reference book into a really enjoyable read. The stunning photographs of the incredible variety of fungi are fascinating and eye-opening, and while the author gives clear and factual information, the mysterious allure of mushrooms in their countless shapes, sizes and colors is only increased by this huge and delightful book. --Mark Hetts
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A Hip Pocket Guide

by David Arora

256 pages | size: 4 x 7
Ten Speed Press
Retails for $17.95 - Our Price $17.99


Do you appreciate reading something by a person who loves the topic of their book. You can tell right from the cover that David Arora LOVES mushrooms! Not only that, he knows mushrooms. But this book is a little different. It not only allows for quick identification of many common mushrooms, but it shows a human side of the hobbyists who make their way onto David's pages with funny stories and quirky humor. Recipes and funny anecdotes are mixed with myco-facts. Great photos of mushrooms and their happy hunters. Mushrooming is something people do for the fun of it and this book clearly illustrates that!

About the Author:

David Arora has taught mycology for the over 15 years in California and has hunted and photographed mushrooms across the continent.

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