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David Arora with morel mushrooms, circa Secondly, and more importantly, Arora’s book does what other guides may not, which is that he immediately teaches the best mushroom-gathering and identification habits by structuring the volume so that you have no choice mushhrooms to do as you should!

Feb 08, Tomek rated it really liked it. Oct 21, Ingrid rated it really liked it Shelves: The most extraordinary thing about it is that it’s actually fun to read — no small feat for what’s fundamentally a guidebook.

The California golden chanterelle was described as a distinct species, Cantharellus californicuswhile several California porcini species were described as distinct species or subspecies, Boletus edulis var. Views Read Edit View history. Be the first to ask a question about Mushrooms Demystified.


My only real complaint is that most of the photos are in black and white. Jun 23, Wayne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nov 18, Cheryl Devine rated it it was amazing. Following the spore print, readers must use the dichotomous keys arrora learn to get a sense of important details.

The best of the best. He underestimates, in my opinion.

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Jul 08, Dave rated it really liked it. San Francisco Chronicle January 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. I will actually be “currently reading” this book for the rest of my life – at least during those months that mushrpoms mushrooms are out.

This is probably not a book you would sit down and read cover-to-cover.

Mushrooms Demystified

However, not the most portable volume–I suggest “All the Rain Brings and More,” its pocket-sized field guide companion. David Arora born October 23, [2] is an American mycologistnaturalistand writer.

View all 4 comments. California Wild 52 4. Here’s one I just found: In Arora left his long-time home of Santa Cruz and moved north to Mendocino county settling near the coastal town of Gualala, California.


In the Company of Mushrooms. Mar 05, Linda rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. Wonderful descriptions and a lot of fun, only marred by the lack of color photos.

But his is an American perspective. A full color, updated edition of this book is something One of the best references for North American mushrooms available. Arora has also authored or contributed to several papers on fungal taxonomy. This isn’t for casual reading however; it’s demystifiev 2″ thick and has entries on over species of fungi. If you’re not interested in wild mushrooms, probably not for you.

Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

Nov 16, Mila jushrooms it it was amazing. It’s unwieldy in the field, but excellent for those who want to take things home and eat them.

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