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Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America           For novice, intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts
'THE' BOOK ON THE SUBJECT
Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America:
A Field-to-kitchen Guide

By David W. Fischer & Alan Bessette
1992, Univ. of Texas Press
There is one book, peer-reviewed and published by a university press
and used by tens of thousands of Americans for nearly two decades,
that actually enables beginners to identify the best, most common,
safest, most delicious species of edible wild mushrooms!
Now in its eighth printing, this is the long-proven, best-selling mushroom book
specifically designed to answer the question, "Can I eat it?"—even for
the novice! 21 years and hundreds of thousands of wild mushroom meals
since its debut, this remains the definitive work: sometimes imitated
but never bettered, and selling more copies year after year. 70 recipes.
7 x 10 inches, 254 pages, 183 color photos.
            
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simply inscribe it "Happy hunting!", sign and date it.
$32.95—over 12% off the cover price!
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Mushrooms           For novice, intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts in western North America
Mushrooms Demystified
By David Arora
1986, Ten Speed Press
This is an enormously popular book, designed for the West Coast and with a limited number of
color photos, but it has extensive keys that also cover a good number of eastern U.S. species.
6 x 9 inches, 1,020 pages, 750 b&w photos, 200 color photos.
Softcover.
$39.95.

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cover         For novice and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
by Gary H. Lincoff
1981, Knopf
North America's #1 best-selling mushroom field guide!
A handy, portable book (vinyl cover) with more than 700 full-color photographs
and descriptive text. Unfortunately, according to Lincoff, a number of those are
misidentified and others are not very color-accurate (none of the photo problems are such
that they could cause confusion between an edible species and a poisonous one),
and the color photos are all in one section without scientific names. Nonetheless,
this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to identify as many muhrooms as possible.
About 4 x 7-1/2 inches, 926 pages.
Vinyl softcover.
$20.95.

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Mushrooms of Northeast North America         For novice, intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts in northeastern North America
Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England
by George Barron
1999, Lone Pine Publishing
A very handy full-color field guide I heartily recommend,
with one major criticism: it almost totally disregards odors,
which for many mushrooms is a very important field character.
About 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, 875 color photos, 336 pages.
Sturdy softcover.
$24.95

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Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America       For intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts
Mushrooms & Other Fungi of North America
By Roger Phillips
1991, Firefly Books
A voluminous book with over 1,000 species illustrated with color photos and
descriptions, but lacking thorough introductory info and keys. A good number
of the mushrooms in the photos were misidentified, alas, but none of those
errors pose any danger and this book covers a lot of ground.
About 6" x 9", 384 pages.
Softcover.
$29.95.
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Peterson Field Guide Series - Mushrooms       For novice and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts
Peterson Field Guide Series - A Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America
By Kent and Vera McKnight
1987, Houghton Mifflin
A compact, portable field guide covering over 1,000 species, with more than
700 paintings and drawings of mushrooms (over 400 in color); paintings and drawings,
rather than photos, in many cases show details better. Big drawback is its use of
"common" names that no one actually uses except for folks who have only this one book,
so it isn't a great choice for a first field guide to mushrooms, but it is a very competent book.
About 4-1/2 x 7 inches, 429 pages.
Softcover.
$20.95.

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All the Rain Promises       For novice and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts in western North America
All That the Rain Promises and More…: A Hip Pocket Guide
By David Arora
1991, Ten Speed Press
A very useful handbook for West Coast mushroomers. Covers over 200 species.
This book allows for quick identification and shows the human side of the
mushroom hunter. Color photos throughout.
About 6-3/4 x 4 inches, 256 pages.
Softcover.
$17.95

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North American Mushrooms     For novice, intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts
North American Mushrooms
By Orson K. Miller, Jr. and Hope H. Miller
2006, Globe Pequot Press
Experienced mushroom enthusiasts who already have several other mushroom field guides
will certainly want to add this one to their libraries. Unfortunately, it has some
disappointing errors and cannot be recommended as the primary source of information on
North American mushroom identification. An important book for the mushroomer's library,
in a handy pack-friendly size with over 600 color photos.
6 x 9 inches, 584 pages.
Softcover but with an unusually durable cover and binding.
$25.95.

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Other Mushroom Books
 

Morels         For intermediate mushroom enthusiasts
Morels
By Michael Kuo
2005, Univ. of Michigan Press
A definitive book about most mushroom hunters' favorite mushroom: the delicious morel.
Over 200 color photos.
About 7 x 9-3/4 inches, 216 pages.
Softcover.
$27.95.

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jckt-s.jpg           For all mushroom enthusiasts
Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi
by Taylor F. Lockwood
Self-published, 2001
Hundreds of stunning color photos of mushrooms (no one is sure exactly how many
because every time you try to count them, you get so distracted by their beauty
that you lose count before you get halfway through!). A high-quality coffee table
hardcover of stunning photography featuring beautiful mushroom from around the world.
9-1/4 x 11 inches, 128 pages.
Hardcover.
$29.95.

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Chasing The Rain           For all mushroom enthusiasts
Chasing The Rain
By Taylor F. Lockwood
Self-published, 2007
Another great coffee table book, loaded with over 500 color photos by the man
David Fischer dubbed "the world's greatest mushroom portraitist."
9-3/4 x 11 inches, 128 pages.
Hardcover.
$29.95.

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Mycelium Running           For all mushroom enthusiasts
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
By Paul Stamets
2005, Ten Speed Press
A groundbreaking book highlighting some remarkable discoveries about the biology and
ecology of mushrooms. Growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save
the environment and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how.
About 7-1/4 x 9 inches, 356 pages.
Softcover.
$35.00.

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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms           For anyone who wants to grow mushrooms
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
by Paul Stamets
2000, Ten Speed Press
THE book for anyone who wants to grow mushrooms! Detailed growth parameters for
25 species and state-of-the-art production techniques for home and commercial
cultivation. Over 500 photos and drawings.
About 7-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches, 574 pages.
Softcover.
$45.00.

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100 Edible Mushrooms   For intermediate and advanced mushroom enthusiasts
100 Edible Mushrooms
by Michael Kuo
2007, Univ, of Michigan Press
Describes how to identify each species, where and when to find them,
and how to cook them. Not recommended as a first or only book for
those who want to harvest edible wild mushrooms
: Kuo has commented
"I'm scared of being poisoned—and my main goal… is to
make you scared, too"
and recommends studying mushrooms for
one to three years before eating any. Also, this book uses only
metric dimensions (centimeters rather than inches) to describe
mushrooms' size. If you can set aside this oddly fearful approach,
as well as the book's odd choice of some sub-mediocre species
and the exclusion of some of the really worthwhile ones, this is
a cool book with 269 good color photos.
7 x 10 inches, 344 pages.
Softcover.
$27.95

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Mushroom DVDs
 

Treasures From The Kingdom of Fungi DVD           For anyone who appreciates mushrooms
'Treasures From The Kingdom of Fungi' DVD
By Taylor F. Lockwood
This 30 minute DVD illuminates images on screen, set to baroque and classical music.
If you're new to Taylor Lockwood's work you'll be delighted by this presentation.
The DVD includes a brief introduction by Taylor, and a short entitled "The Endless Foray"
with video footage from Australia and New Zealand.
30 minutes.
$19.95.

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Taylor F. Lockwood's Mushroom Identification Trilogy DVD       For novice mushroom enthusiasts
'Mushroom Identification Trilogy' DVD
By Taylor F. Lockwood
A fast-paced program on mushroom identification in three parts.
Part One: quick start introduction.
Part Two: terminology of identification.
Part Three: Taylor talks about and shows many mushrooms commonly found in North America.
This DVD is an entertaining way to learn about wild mushrooms. Fast paced and inspiring.
Beautifully videotaped.
60 minutes.
$24.95.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly DVD       For novice and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts
'The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly' DVD
By Taylor F. Lockwood
Teaches the basics about toxic mushrooms, dispels the myths about poisonous mushrooms,
and highlights symptoms for eight groups of toxic mushrooms.
Part One–Introduction and Background
Part Two–Basic Mushroom Identification
Part Three–Mushrooms by Groups of Toxins
NTSC anamorphic (fits with both standard and wide-screen TVs).
Approx. one hour.
$24.95.

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Edible Wild Plant Books
 

The Forager's Harvest          
The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
By Samuel Thayer
2006, Forager's Harvest Press
A practical guide to all aspects of edible wild plants.
Color photos throughout.
6 x 9 inches, 368 pages.
Softcover.
$22.95. -- CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK; re-stock date uncertain.

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A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America        
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America
By Roger Tory Peterson and
1999, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing how to recognize each species.
4-1/2 x 7 inches, 352 pages.
Softcover.
$19.00.

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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide          
 Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide
 by Thomas S. Elias, Peter A. Dykeman
 2009, Sterling Publishing Co.
 Season-by-season guide to more than 200 edible plants. Includes preparations,
 jellies, pie recipes, a seasonal key to plants and over 500 color photos.
 About 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches, 288 pages.
 Softcover.
 $19.95.

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Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants          
 Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants
 by Steve Brill and Evelyn Dean
 1994, Harper Paperbacks
 A sensibly organized, comprehensive guide to edible wild plants.
 Covers plants you'll encounter in urban and suburban settings.
 Identification plus recipes.
 About 8-1/2 x 10-3/4 inches, 336 pages.
 Softcover.
 $21.95.

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Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants        
 Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
 by Bradford Angier and David Foster
 2008, Stackpole Books
 The classic book, recently updated! Over 100 color illustrations make identification
 simple and certain. Where to find the plants and easy recipes for enjoying
 the fruits of your foraging.
 Paperback, About 5-1/2 x 8 inches, 282 pages.
 Softcover.
 $21.95. -- CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK; re-stock date uncertain.

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Stalking the Wild Asparagus
Stalking the Wild Asparagus
by Euell Gibbons and John McPhee
2005, Hood, Alan C. & Company, Inc.
Euell Gibbons sought out wild plants and made them into delicious dishes.
His book includes recipes for vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, muffins and
twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and
wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.
About 5-1/2 x 8 inches, 303 pages.
Softcover.
$17.50. -- CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK; re-stock date uncertain.

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Something New and Different:
"MAGIC MUSHROOM BEANS"!

 

Magic Mushroom Beans "Magic" Mushroom Beans
 
These little nuggets don't look like much, but they're very special. Each one is a sclerotium (plural: sclerotia)— a structure formed by a limited number of mushroom-producing fungi to survive harsh environmental conditions.
 
Unlike the three beans for which Jack traded his cow, each sclerotium will produce not a beanstalk that will reach up into the clouds, but one or more wee (1"–5" tall) mushrooms.
 
Also unlike Jack's beans, the mushrooms will not grow overnight; each one takes 1–9 months to fruit.
 
Just bury the "beans" at a depth of about 1" in sand (swimming pool filter sand is ideal) in a small tub. Keep the sand moist (without surface water). We recommend using a large zipper-style plastic bag, and it should get some daylight.
 
Neither the "beans" nor the mushrooms that grow from them should be eaten! We have no specific reason to believe they are toxic or hallucinogenic, but this species (Agrocybe arvalis) is not well known, so we cannot rule out the possibility that it is toxic.
 
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