Best Mushrooms in Biological Sciences Books

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1. The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms

Author: by Dr. K Mandrake PhD
Published at: Green Candy Press; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1937866280

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The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively.

The book features over 40 step-by-step photographic instruction guides to each step of the process, including: sterilizing the equipment to produce mushrooms; how to build the containers used during home mushroom cultivation; safety measures for preventing contamination of the mushroom cultures; and a guide to consuming magic mushrooms safely and enjoyably.

Dr. Mandrake uses his doctoral studies in mycology to detail the history and botany of psilocybin mushrooms to give readers an idea of their prevalence throughout human history. The book is highly detailed and comprehensive, allowing readers to learn the entire process required to produce perfect magic mushrooms every time.

2. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Author: by Paul Stamets
Published at: Ten Speed Press; 3rd Revised edition (October 25, 2000)
ISBN: 978-1580081757

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A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms. David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.

More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardenerthis indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

3. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

Author: by Merlin Sheldrake
Published at: Random House; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0525510314

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Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels….Wondrous. Time A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk).

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time BBC Science Focus The Daily Mail Geographical The Times The Telegraph New Statesman London Evening Standard Science FridayWhen we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree.

Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave.

In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake’s vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the Wood Wide Web, to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision.

4. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

Author: by Paul Stamets
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2005)
ISBN: 978-1580085793

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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.

The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called mycelium-the fruit of which are mushrooms-recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined mycorestoration, as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes.

5. All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms

Author: by David Arora
Published at: Ten Speed Press; F Second Printing Used edition (February 1, 1991)
ISBN: 978-0898153880

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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

6. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Author: by Department of the Army
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1602396920

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Now outdoorsman and survivalists can own the official US Army guide to edible plants. Whether you are a stranded soldier, a wilderness hiker, or you just want to know which plants growing in your backyard are edible, this is an invaluable resource.

Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plantsthe key elements of identification.

Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it.

7. Mushrooming without Fear: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms

Author: by Alexander Schwab
Published at: Skyhorse Publishing (October 17, 2007)

ISBN: 978-1602391604

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Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashionincluding Never, never take a mushroom with gills and If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.

Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

8. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide

Author: by Paul Stamets
Published at: Ten Speed Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
ISBN: 978-0898158397

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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world’s psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture.

Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

9. Mushrooms: How to Identify and Gather Wild Mushrooms and Other Fungi

Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (July 15, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1465408556

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Know your Agaricaceae from your Xylariaceae and learn how to forage for (or avoid) hundreds of mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi with this beautifully illustrated guide. Mushrooms contains all the information you need to identify over 450 species of fungi from all around the world.

Clear photographs of each kind of mushroom and their cross-sections are accompanied by annotations and descriptions, along with scale illustrations and identification charts to help you to name mushrooms you find or hope to search for. Learn about the different anatomical sections and features of fungi, then categorize and identify your own foraging finds through extensive, but easy-to-use, visual ID guides.

Key information on habitat, fruiting, and which types of mushrooms are poisonous and which are edible. The ultimate companion for fungi enthusiasts, Mushrooms is ideal for amateurs and experts alike.

10. Fantastic Fungi: Expanding Consciousness, Alternative Healing, Environmental Impact // Official Book of Smash Hit Documentary

Author: by Paul Stamets
Published at: Earth Aware Editions; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1683837046

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2020 IBPA Awards Winner! Louie Schwartzberg’s lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, Fantastic Fungi, offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival. Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times Gorgeous photography! Time-lapse sequences of mushrooms blossoming forth could pass for studies of exotic flowers growing on another planet.

Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street JournalThe Life-Affirming, Mind-Bending Companion Book to the Smash Hit Documentary FANTASTIC FUNGI Viewed in over 100 countries and selling hundreds of thousands of tickets on the way to finishing 2019 with a rare 100% Tomato meter rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Schwartzberg’s documentary Fantastic Fungi has brought the mycological revolution to the world stage.

This is the film’s official companion book, that expands on the documentary’s message: that mushrooms and fungi will change your life and save the planet. Paul Stamets, the world’s preeminent mushroom and fungi expert is joined by leading ecologists, doctors, and explorers such as Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg, and many more.

11. Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

Author: by Karl B. McKnight
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second edition (January 5, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0544236110

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A new approach to identifying mushrooms based on five key features that can be observed while in the field. Toadstools, truffles, boletes and morels, witches’ butter, conks, corals, puffballs and earthstars: mushrooms are both mysterious and ecologically essential. They can also be either delicious or deadly.

Thousands of different species of mushrooms appear across North America in the woods, backyards, and in unexpected corners. Learning to distinguish them is a rewarding challenge for a naturalist or chef. Covering most of the common edible and poisonous species readers are likely to encounter, this portable-sized field guide takes a new, simple approach to the method of mushroom identification based on key features that do not require a microscope or technical vocabulary.

In addition to the watercolors from the original edition, hundreds more illustrations have been added. These paintings make use of the limited space available in a field guide and focus on the distinguishing details of each species, thereby serving as an ideal tool for beginner and intermediate mycologists alike.

12. Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides)

Author: by Teresa Marrone
Published at: Adventure Publications; 2nd edition (February 25, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1591939603

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A Great Visual Guide to Mushrooms! Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Hundreds of full-color photographs with easy-to-understand text make this a perfect visual guide. Species organized by shape, then by coloridentify mushrooms by their visual characteristicsbegin to learn which mushrooms are edible and which are toxic with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sectionsinformation accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekersincludes nearly 400 common species

13. Mushrooms Demystified

Author: by David Arora
Published at: Ten Speed Press; 2nd ed. edition (October 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0898151695

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Simply the best and most complete mushroom field guide and reference book, MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED includes descriptions and keys to more than 2,000 species of mushrooms, with more than 950 photographs. Mushroom authority David Arora provides a beginner’s checklist of the 70 most distinctive and common mushrooms, plus detailed chapters on terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, mushroom toxins, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names.

Beginning and experienced mushroom hunters everywhere will find MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED a delightful, informative, and indispensible companion.

14. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; 1st edition (November 12, 1980)
ISBN: 978-0394507637

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion.

Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.

15. Mushrooms of the Northeast: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides)

Author: by Teresa Marrone
Published at: Adventure Publications (March 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1591935919

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Learn more about wild mushrooms! Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Northeast. The species (from Morel Mushrooms to Shelf Mushrooms) are organized by shape, then by color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics.

Plus, with the Top Edibles and Top Toxics sections, you’ll begin to learn which are the edible wild mushrooms. The information in the book, written by Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon, is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom seekers.

16. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
ISBN: 978-0394519920

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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American mushrooms-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms is the perfect companion for any mushroom hunting expedition.

Each species is accompanied by a detailed physical description, information on edibility, season, habitat, range, look-alikes, alternative names, and facts on edible and poisonous species, uses, and folklore. A supplementary section on cooking and eating wild mushrooms, and illustrations identifying the parts of a mushroom, round out this essential guide.