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A lot of good information but just because he says one or another mushroom tastes good doesn’t mean he’s right.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Arora is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. Jul 07, Ritch Avery rated it it was amazing. mshrooms

Mycena News 59 9: There are also several scientific keys included in the book to help you identify each mushroom species demystifued. I will actually be “currently reading” this book for the rest of my life – at least during those months that the mushrooms are out. Though Mushrooms Demystified encountered some initial resentment and negative reviews among academic mycologists edmystified it first appeared, the mushroom key and descriptions in this work are highly regarded and the book is recommended by a number of mycological authors.


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Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

This has been the essential guidebook since it was first published inand I odn’t think anything else has come close for combining science with a literary flair. Feb 08, Tomek rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Super awesome paired with field collection! Jan 17, Scott Cox rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the Company of Mushrooms.

Mushrooms Demystified

Dec 23, Gail P rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 03, Jayme rated it mushroooms was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. California Wild 52 4. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Yes it’s a good key to identifying fungi, but it’s also super entertaining. Nov 11, James Mize rated it really liked it.

David Arora – Wikipedia

Arora first developed an interest in wild mushrooms while growing up in Pasadena, California and organized his first mushroom collecting group while in high school. The impact of gathering mushrooms. Oct 14, Ahme rated it really liked it. Associated Press December 31, 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.


He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early s while living in Santa Cruz, California. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A full color, updated edition of this book is something One of the best references for North American mushrooms available.

Demysfified 22, Electra rated it it was demystufied Recommends it for: Hands down, the best guide to fungi published. 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.

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. I have so often leafed through this book for the simple sheer pleasure of it, that I have found myself in the forest identifying wild mushrooms that I didn’t realize I knew anything about. Arora has also authored or contributed to several papers on fungal taxonomy.