mushroom book

jr. maldoror at srv1.reelwest.bc.ca
Sat Aug 28 17:34:27 EST 1999


Thom O'Dell wrote:
> 
> i can't recommend any book before mushrooms demystified!
> 
> ----------
> In article <37ba18f6.10241941 at news.mindspring.com>, nospam at please.com (DPA)
> wrote:
> 
> > On 17 Aug 1999 10:53:16 -0700, Alexis Rzewski <arzewski at shiprps.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>any reccomendation on one or two books?
> >>
> >>some criteria:
> >>I am in the central Northeast US (western Pennsylvania).
> >>Color photographs a must.
> >>Text in a page adjacent to the page with photograph.
> >>Photograph as large as possible to natural size of mushroom in its
> >>natural setting.
> >>Usage of scientific names instead of common (local usage) names.
> >>Warnings on possible look-alike other mushrooms.
> >>
> >>- alexis
> >>
> >>
> >>Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> >>Share what you know. Learn what you don't.
> >>
> > There's a classic book, I forgot the name, which is the best but only
> > BW photos, and very fat, complicated and expensive for the beginner.
> > Your basic "Simon and Schuster's" guide to mushrooms is colorful, to
> > the point, and easy to use, and fulfills most of your requirements.
> > Although I think it is incomplete because it is biased to U.S.
> > mushrooms (northeast especially), but you wouldn't mind about that
> > :-).
> >
> > David
> >
I will second that:

Mushrooms Demystified 
A Comprehensive Guide to the Fleshy Fungi
Second Edition
by 
David Arora
Ten Speed Press, Berkeley

The latest edition of the most comprehensive field guide
to wild mushrooms.
-over 2000 species, over 800 photos.

jr




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