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All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms Paperback – February 1, 1991
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David Arora LOVES mushrooms! Not only that, he knows a LOT about them. This book is more than any other field guide I've owned. It allows for quick and easy identification of common mushrooms, which is important. However, it shows us the human side of the fungal world. Delicious recipes, stories of friends and funny anecdotes are sprinkled among hard facts. Colorful photos abound of both the mushrooms themselves, but also their happy finders. Old japanese men, young girls, cheerful bearded men and even a few happy dogs are all shown with glee at their find. Mushrooming is not something people do as a chore, its what they do as a passion.
The pleasure of finding something secret, something mysterious on the forest floor, something to fill you with earthen smells and primitive tastes. This pleasure practically drips from "All the Rain Promises and More..."
If you like mushrooms, or if you think maybe you WOULD like mushrooms, if you just got the right introduction, then this book is for you. If you already love mushrooms, then this book is a great pocket guide (nice pocket size, I carry mine all over), with clear photos, decisive identification criteria, and plenty of facts and interesting tidbits to make you nod knowingly, pleased at what you'll find after the fall rains.
The photography is excellent, and many times show different angles of the 'shroom. The descriptions are very clear and easy to understand and extra comments, stories and some cooking suggestions are included. However, this guide doesn't include all of the species; it's only made to be an easy-to-carry field guide. I would suggest a more in-depth guide as a compliment to this one. I've heard good things about Mushrooms Demystified (same author), and I am so impressed with this book that I am going to buy it as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my most favorite mushroom book. I rarely need to find anything that isn't covered in here.Published 7 days ago by K. D. Bjork
Love this book I reference it all the time very easy to read and quick guide.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great photos and good descriptions of - double fungi and their inedible look-alikes. The book is a packable size and weight making it easy to take into the field.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Not as informative as I was looking for, has a lot of ways to cook them though.Published 19 days ago by mary davidson
Lots of information and great compact size for traveling with.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great book with tons of information about mushrooms. However, a little disappointed that it doesn't give you ideas for areas to look or strategies in which to choose a places to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PrimeFan