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Best Books on Mushrooms

Recommendations from 13 articles, Michael Pollan, Matt Haig, Richard Coles and 7 others.
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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms book cover
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
National Audubon Society - 1981-12-12 (first published in 1980)
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With more than 700 mushrooms detailed with color photographs and descriptive text, this is the most comprehensive photographic field guide to the mushrooms of North America. The 762 full-color identification photographs show the mushrooms as they appear in natural habitats. Organized visually, the book groups all mushrooms by color and shape to mak...
All That the Rain Promises and More book cover
All That the Rain Promises and More
A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
David Arora - 1991-02-01
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Full-color illustrated guide to identifying 200 Western mushrooms by their key features....
Mushrooms Demystified book cover
Mushrooms Demystified
David Arora - 1986-10-01 (first published in 1979)
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Simply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner's checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology...
The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised book cover
The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised
Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms - Including new sections on growing your own incredible edibles and off-season collecting
Gary Lincoff - 2017-06-15 (first published in 2010)
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Do you know your mushrooms?This is the only mushrooming book that will introduce you safely and with confidence to the not-so underground hobby of mushroom hunting and gathering. Gathering edible wild food is a lovely way to forge a connection to the earth. Mushrooms are the ultimate local food source; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains...
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Mycelium Running
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Paul Stamets - 2005-10-01
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mus...
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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms book cover
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Paul Stamets - 2000-10-25 (first published in 1993)
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After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this...
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The Mushroom Fan Club
Elise Gravel - 2018-05-08
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Join Elise Gravel as she explores the science of some of nature’s weirdest and wildest characters—mushrooms!Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family’s most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of exploring nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, she takes us on a magical tour of the forest ...
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Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
Timber Press Field Guide (Timber Press Field Guides) by Joe Ammirati (2009-07-22)
1800-01-01 (first published in 2009)
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A must-have guide for mushroom hunters in the Pacific NorthwestMushrooms of the Pacific Northwest is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 460 of the region's most common mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, it also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and gui...
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Entangled Life
How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Merlin Sheldrake - 2020-05-12
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A journey into the hidden world of fungi.When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet...
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Mushrooms of the Northeast
A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides)
Teresa Marrone, Walt Sturgeon - 2016-03-01
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Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northeast. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, with the Top E...
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Ester Gaya - 2021-04-06
Healing Mushrooms by Tero Isokauppila, Four Sigmatic
Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz
Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America by Karl B. McKnight, Joseph R. Rohrer, Kirsten McKnight Ward, Kent H. McKnight
The Mushroom Cultivator by Paul Stamets, J. S. Chilton
Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Tradd Cotter
Medicinal Mushrooms by Martin Powell
DIY Mushroom Cultivation by Willoughby Arevalo