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This review is from: In the Company of Mushrooms: A Biologist's Tale (Hardcover)
As a 'shroomer' of some years, I have collected more than my share of mushroom field guides, but have alway wanted to know more than simply how to identify mushrooms. This is the perfect book for that purpose. Professor Scaechter covers everything and more, from history to language to cooking to biology to chemistry to toxins, and then onward to all kinds of interesting facts and insights that I wouldn't even have thought of asking about.
Buy the field guides, of course, but buy this book if you love mushrooms and mushrooming.