Books about Mushrooms

A book is better than online

There are so many choices for mushroom identification books that it's hard to know where to start.  The first tip is to get one as local as possible.  Usually these are smaller books with fewer species, but beginners get overwhelmed quickly with too much information. By picking several of the most common mushrooms you see and finding them in a book, you are off to a good start in learning to identify.  Listed here are 4 books that focus on mushrooms west of the Rockies in order of usefulness to beginners. If you wear out all 4 of these books, you will know more than you need to know!   Be sure to read the introductions; they are full of tips and clear characteristic explanations.

                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                               

All That the Rain Promises and More

David Arora
Ten Speed Press 1991

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Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Steve Trudell & Joe Ammirati
Timber Press Field Guide    2009

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Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast Noah Siegel & Christian Schwarz Ten Speed Pres

 Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast           Noah Siegel & Christian Schwarz   Ten Speed Press     2016


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Mushrooms Demystified

David Arora
Ten Speed Press  
1986 

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Mushrooms of Cascadia

Mike Bueg book found only at Fungi.com

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