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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Arora has traveled extensively throughout North America and the world, photographing and hunting mushrooms and learning about the mushroom gathering traditions and economies of different cultures. Super awesome paired with field collection!
Pretty much every time I grab it to look something up, I come across some new gem from Arora. Preview — Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. Giant puffballs taste like funky, chemical marshmallows – mushroosm are not “eminently edible.
My go-to book on identifying mushrooms growing in our yard. 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.
Though Mushrooms Demystified encountered some initial resentment and negative reviews among academic mycologists when it first appeared, the mushroom key and descriptions in this work are highly regarded and the book is recommended by a number of aroda authors. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the Company of Mushrooms.
He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early s while living in Santa Cruz, California. De,ystified seems that I will actually be “currently reading” this book dejystified the rest of my life – at least during those months that the mushrooms are out.
Oct 14, Ahme rated it really liked it. He makes an otherwise tedious affair interesting. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Detailed, comprehensive, easy to use, and hilarious. To ask other readers questions about Mushrooms Demystifiedplease sign up. Associated Press December 31, Authoritative and comprehensive, often witty, but altogether somewhat dense.
Therefore, a fairly extensive but by no means comprehensive treatment is offered here, in hopes that readers will at least learn to notice polypores, if not identify them. May 17, s rated it it was amazing. I’m sure years of mycological fun await! 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.
It arors the “Opus Maximus” of Wild Mushrooms. Jul 07, Ritch Avery rated it it was amazing. In addition to being an almost comprehensive guide to most macroscopic fungi of the western US, it is also weird, hilarious, and just plain wacky. Maybe Arora doesn’t know about these Portuguese ones, I’ve been photographing.
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Yes it’s a good key to identifying fungi, but it’s also super entertaining. The mushroom Agaricus arorae is named after David Arora.
He thanked his wife saying ” Arora’s demyystified humor, and cute pictures are worth the price of the book alone see plate”too many mushrooms – overindulgence”. A full color, updated edition of this book is something I would like to see. Dec 07, Sarah Thompson rated it really liked it.
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Nov 12, Mykle rated it it was amazing. This is probably not a book you would sit down and read cover-to-cover. He began teaching about aroea mushrooms in the early s while living in Santa Cruz, California.
Wonderful descriptions and a lot of fun, only marred by the lack of color photos. Mar 05, Linda rated it it was amazing.
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All That the Rain Promises, and More 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.
This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat Nov 15, Owlseyes marked demystifid as to-read Shelves: However, not the most portable volume–I suggest “All the Rain Brings and More,” its pocket-sized field guide companion. Jun 23, Wayne rated it it ddmystified amazing Recommends it for: Later, an idea to mushroomd a mushroom club came about, and in he founded The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz. There are also several scientific keys included in the book to help you identify each mushroom species properly.
Economic Botany 62 3: Highly comprehensive reference text for all fungivores. View all 4 comments. Feb 03, Jayme rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems that every time I pull mushroomz out to identify some new thing that’s pushed up under the pine needles can I eat it?
Published October 1st by Ten Speed Press first published A lot of good information but just because he says one mushroms another mushroom tastes good doesn’t mean he’s right. Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. Nov 16, Mila rated it it was amazing.