The Forager's Top Pick
Have" Mushroom Field Guide!
The "Bible" of wild mushroom
A Comprehensive Guide to
the Fleshy Fungi
by David Arora
Ten Speed Press; 2nd edition
Paperback: 1020 pages
Retail Price $39.95
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 -- Order
Also from David Arora:
All That the Rain Promises, and More...
A Hip Pocket Guide
by David Arora
256 pages | size: 4 x 7
Ten Speed Press
Retails for $17.95 - Our Price $15.25
15% off retail!
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.