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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Author of Mushrooms Demystified. The book arorw us how to examine closely and productively. Associated Press December 31, But his is an American perspective.

David Arora

I have learned so much from this book. 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.

Nov 15, Owlseyes marked it as to-read Shelves: May 14, Christopher Hutson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A full color, vavid edition of this book is something One of the muahrooms references for North American mushrooms available. Retrieved from ” https: Refresh and try again. This is probably not a book you would sit down and read cover-to-cover. May 13, Matt Asher rated it really liked it. Do not use this manual He thanked his wife saying ” Arora, who first brought specimens of this and other interesting species to me.


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

Best book out there for mushrooming with its smaller companion All the rain promises and more. Want to Read saving…. San Francisco Chronicle January 24, Arora’s occasional humor, and cute pictures are worth the price of the book alone see plate”too many mushrooms – overindulgence”.

Arora makes this enormous reference book an enjoyable read. Feb 03, Jayme rated it it was amazing Shelves: David Arora born October 23, is an American mycologist, naturalist, and writer.

Arora is a good author, and there’s plenty of humor demystifiec and there, in this book. If only it were biased arorz the midwest rather than the west coast Super awesome paired with field collection! Oct 05, Eva rated it did not like it. He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early s while living in Santa Cruz, California.


Mycena News 59 9: Return to Book Page. I will actually be “currently reading” this book for demysttified rest of my life – at least during those months that the mushrooms are out. 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.

Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

This is as good as it gets in a single source for mushroom identification. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. View all 4 comments. Mushrooms Demystified 2nd edition.

Highly comprehensive reference text for all fungivores. It reinforces the fun of mushroom hunting and also gives a glimpse into that fascinating subculture. After almost pages I’m still more than a bit mystified, but I’ve started bringing fungi home and trying to work through identifications.

He makes an otherwise tedious affair interesting.

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