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 is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. Jul 08, Dave rated it really liked it. Arlra are no discussion topics on this book yet.
This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat 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 but to do as you should! A most magickal and foule tome. My only real complaint is that most of the photos are in black and white.
Pretty much every time I grab it to look something up, I come across some new gem demysticied Arora. Highly comprehensive reference text for all fungivores. Jul 07, Ritch Avery rated it it was amazing.
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I will actually be “currently reading” this book for the rest of my life – at least during mushgooms months that the mushrooms are out. 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.
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Arora leads you to approach the overwhelming task of figuring out the wild mushroom in your hand like a mystery, and like many mysteries you end up chasing down dead ends, eliminating suspects, and enjoying every minute of it. He makes an otherwise tedious affair interesting. However, not the most portable volume–I suggest “All the Rain Brings and More,” its pocket-sized field guide companion. Feb 03, Jayme rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
Jul 23, Masha rated it really liked it.
View all 4 comments. Here’s one I just found: A lot of good information but just because he says one or another mushroom tastes good doesn’t mean he’s right.
Dec 23, Gail P rated it it was amazing Shelves: In addition to his field guides, he has written arorq 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 demgstified.
Giant puffballs taste like funky, chemical marshmallows – they are not “eminently edible. 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. Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Arora is a good author, and there’s plenty of humor here and there, in this book.
The impact agora gathering mushrooms. Be the first to ask a question about Mushrooms Demystified. Aug 22, Electra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.
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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.
Super awesome paired with field collection!
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 mycological authors. Jan 17, Scott Cox rated it it was amazing Shelves: