The Paperback of the Mushrooms Demystified: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi by David Arora at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping. An American mycologist, naturalist, and writer, David Arora is also the author of two popular mushroom field guides, Mushrooms Demystified and All the Rain. Foragers! Come hear from mushroom authority David Arora at a special event at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center as he celebrates fungi with wit and.
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Mushrooms Demystified was first published in and was republished in a revised and substantially expanded edition in Arora makes this enormous reference book an enjoyable read. A lot of good information but just because he says one or another mushroom tastes good doesn’t mean he’s right.
I have not actually read through this hefty tome, but I have perused used it and deem it a favorable fact that I and fellow consumers of found fungi are still intact, and much the happier for our mushroom meal, many thanks to Arora.
While this mushroom hunters’ bible is indispensable, it could benefit from more pictures. Arora is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It’s unwieldy in the field, but excellent for those who want to take things home and eat them. Mar 05, Linda rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. I would never have expected as much from a field guide.
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Sep 11, Kerri rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is considered by many to be the “Bible” of mushroom field guides. 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. Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora.
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.
And, it’s an easy read — the author’s a bit whacky in a good way — which really helps, because latin naming conventions make my mind fog over if there’s not something lighter to break it up. After almost pages I’m still more than a bit mystified, but I’ve started bringing fungi home and trying to work through identifications. Jul 08, Dave rated it really liked it.
Oct 14, Ahme rated it really liked it. This is an excellent, excellent book for mushroomers of all levels of experience, but most of all for beginning hunters. 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. He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early s daid living in Santa Cruz, California.
Jan 17, Scott Cox rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book. Nov 11, James Mize rated it really liked it.
Photos are black and white, with a section of colour plates in the middle of the book. He underestimates, in my opinion. Dec 07, Sarah Thompson rated it really liked it. Highly comprehensive reference text for all fungivores. Here’s one I just found: All That the Rain Promises, and More A most magickal and foule tome.
It is the “Opus Maximus” of Wild Mushrooms. May 17, s rated it it was amazing.