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Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Mushrooms courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms (2016)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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…
Author(s): Mandrake PhD, Dr. K, Virginia Haze

2. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms (2000)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListAfter years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can’t get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood….
Author(s): Paul Stamets

3. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides) (1981)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFeaturing 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…
Author(s): National Audubon Society

4. The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised: Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms – Including new sections on growing your own incredible edibles and off-season collecting (2017)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListGathering edible wild food is a wonderful way to . Mushrooms are the ; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard. The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised will enrich your understanding of the natural world and build an appreciation for an ancient, critically relevant, and useful body of knowledge. With great expertise, Lincoff provides : from the mushroom's earliest culinary awakening, through getting equipped for mushroom forays, to preparing and serving the fruits of the foray, wherever you live….
Author(s): Gary Lincoff

5. Mushrooms Demystified (1986)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListSimply 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…
Author(s): David Arora

6. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide (1996)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFrom 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….
Author(s): Paul Stamets, Weil M.D., Andrew

7. Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health (2017)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List  Adaptogenic mushrooms are one of today’s buzziest superfoods, known for their ability to restore skin’s youthful glow, increase energy levels, reduce brain fog, keep your hormone levels in check, and so much more. In Healing Mushrooms, you’ll learn about the ten most powerful mushrooms you can add to your daily diet to maximize your health gains. Though some of these mushrooms, like Tremella, Cordyceps, and Reishi will sound exotic, they’re all easy to source online in extract form and easier to use in recipes. Even more familiar mushrooms, like Shiitake, Oyster, and Enoki, are full of seriously healing potential–you just…
Author(s): Tero Isokauppila , Four Sigmatic, et al.

8. The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Maitake Mushrooms at Home (2014)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListFrom the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms. …
Author(s): Stephen Russell

9. Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides) (2014)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListHundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about nearly 400 species of common wild mushrooms found in the Upper Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 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…
Author(s): Teresa Marrone, Kathy Yerich

10. Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation (2014)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListWhat would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success?  For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these…
Author(s): Tradd Cotter

11. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World (2005)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListMycelium 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…
Author(s): Paul Stamets

12. Mushrooms of the Northeast: A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms (Mushroom Guides) (2016)

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate ListHundreds 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 and is accessible to beginners but useful for even experienced mushroom…
Author(s): Teresa Marrone, Walt Sturgeon

Best Mushrooms Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mushrooms books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

DIY Mushroom Cultivation: Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine, and Soil

Author(s): Willoughby Arevalo
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Year: 2019, Size: 28 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2388795

Medicinal Mushrooms: Recent Progress in Research and Development

Author(s): Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411249

The Cyclic Peptide Toxins of Amanita and Other Poisonous Mushrooms

Author(s): Jonathan Walton
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250890

Genetics and Breeding of Edible Mushrooms

Author(s): Chang, A.C.
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2362738

Edible and medicinal mushrooms : technology and applications

Author(s): Diego Cunha Zied, Arturo Pardo-Giménez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2017, Size: 33 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178374

Mushrooms: A Natural and Cultural History

Author(s): Nicholas P. Money
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2197205

The Complete Mushroom Hunter: Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms

Author(s): Gary Lincoff
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 30 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2233321

Healing with Medicinal Mushrooms. A practical handbook

Author(s): Walter Ardigò
Publisher: Youcanprint, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325497

Edible mushrooms : chemical composition and nutritional value

Author(s): Kalač, Pavel
Publisher: Elsevier, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1487307

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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