An illustrated guide to identifying 200 Western mushrooms - whether edible, poisonous, or medicinal - by their key features. In leafing through these pages, you may wonder what all the 'fanciful, ' 'foolish, ' or (shudder) 'extraneous' material is doing in a factual guide. After all, it is the practical, hands-on, how-to-identify information that makes this book useful and gives it substance. But I ask: is it any stranger or less desirable to sprinkle the facts with flakes of fancy than it is to liven up solemn, substantial fare like potatoes with something fancier and more flavorful, like wild mushrooms? - David Arora All That the Rain Promises and More] is certainly the best guide to fungi, and may in fact be a long lasting masterpiece in guide writing for all subjects. -Roger McKnight, New York Times
Author: David Arora Publisher: Ten Speed Press Published: 02/01/1991 Pages: 288 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.64lbs Size: 7.00h x 3.90w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780898153880
About the Author David Arora is an American naturalist, writer, and a biologist who specializes in the study of fungi. The author of two popular books on the identification of wild fungi--Mushrooms Demystified and All That the Rain Promises and More--Arora has also written about conservation issues relating to recreational and commercial mushroom cultivation.