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Mushrooms Demystified Paperback – October 1, 1986
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The Svims Pacific Northwest Key Council and the Alpental Pictorial Key. Both can be found on google. The reason region-specific keys are better is because you won't ever find 90% of the mushrooms in this or any book when you are out foraging. Furthermore, in my area, the region specific keys are very good, in color, and they'll help you get better at identifying the specific families. I'd pass on this book, sadly.
I would, however, recommend All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms as a great field guide to carry around with you. Again, a lot of things you find will not be in there, but it's all in color, it's concise, and it emphasizes what you need to know to identify specific families.
As for the book itself, the keys are excellent. We keyed out several species and groups on a recent trip that we just could not identify using any other guidebook. The book is intuitive to use. I taped in some bookmarks for the keys and major groups which makes it even more useful. The funny writing makes it a joy to have along. Plus the species descriptions are accurate, well written and information rich.
It's a weighty tome though, so it stayed in camp while we were out hiking. Then, later we'd identify the two or three species unknown to us that we collected. My other guides were no help at all, either having no good keys, or none at all. It took less than a minute with this book to ID them. It also has a beginner's section that looks excellent. Every other collector we've met also seemed to have a copy. Finally we have our own:) Get it!
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It is a well planned book with elaborate description and photographs of all the fungi for their easy identification.