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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I would never have expected as much from a field guide. This book is super great for learning but it’s also fun to read. Hands down, the best guide to fungi published.

Mushrooms Demystified

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is probably not a book you would sit down and read cover-to-cover.

Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner’s checklist musyrooms the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This isn’t mushroo,s casual reading arlra it’s about 2″ thick and has entries on over species of fungi. I will actually be “currently reading” this book for the rest of my life – mushroims least during those months that the mushrooms are out. Oct 14, Ahme rated it really liked it. Perhaps the best field guide for the educated North American amateur. Arora first developed an interest in wild mushrooms while growing up in Pasadena, California and organized his first mushroom collecting muzhrooms while in high school.


Dec 08, Luke rated it really liked it 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.

Jan 10, Shane Simmons rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 19, Chris Keefe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As I am also ignored by most people and have yet to be This is one of the most amazing biological guides ever. One of the best references for North American mushrooms available.

Nov 12, Mykle rated it it was amazing.

Maybe Arora doesn’t know about these Portuguese ones, I’ve been photographing. He thanked his wife saying ” Clathrus archeria stinkhorn new to North America. Feb 08, Tomek rated it really liked it. Author of Mushrooms Demystified. Accessedvia LexisNexis Academic. Refresh and try again.

David Arora

David Arora born October 23, [2] is an American mycologistnaturalistand writer. Muhsrooms new, commercially valuable chanterelle species, Cantharellus californicus sp. This is an excellent, excellent book for mushroomers of all levels of experience, but most of all for beginning hunters. 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.


It is the “Opus Maximus” of Wild Mushrooms. He began teaching about wild mushrooms in the early s while living in Santa Cruz, California.

David Arora – Wikipedia

This is a doorstop of a mushroom guide for anyone interested in learning about hunting and identifying. Article mirrored at Mykoweb.

Dec 06, M rated it it was amazing. Photos are black and white, with a section of colour plates in the middle of the book.

Arora is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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