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All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms Paperback – Feb 1 1991

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (Feb. 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898153883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898153880
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have bee hunting mushrooms for pretty much 70 years. I grew up in the post WWII years in Germany, when the Morgenthau Plan of the USA had clamped down on industrial and hence agricaultural production in Germany, and had imposed misery, hunger and starvation on Germany, which finally had surrendered. Foraging had become a matter of sheer survival. Fortunately, my father was a pharmacist, and hence a professional advisor to mushroom hunters. He primed me on mushroom hunting from age 4. I kept up the passion ever since.

Coming to the Pacific North West of the North American Continent (Vancouver Island, BC, Canada) in 1986, some 25 years ago, I had to relearn much of what I had been familiar with in Central Europe. The 60 or so species of fungi, I had been able to chose from on my foraging expeditions over there were reduced to nothing, and slowly over the years were increased to something like 30 species. I yearned for a guide to advance me!

This book (All the Rain Promises . . . ) is the best of all the ones I purchase in pursuit of increasing my knowledge. And although I am a firm believer in the fact that any mushroom hunter, who cares for his/her life and that of his/her loved ones should have many guide books, and use them judiciously, I would recommend this one (All the Rain Promises . . . ) for any one who dares to invest in only one . . .

Mushroom hunting is a great passion, a passion that sometimes allows you to survive, and this is the best book to guide you in its pursuit, particularly in the Pacific North West!
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This guide is a gem, covering everything from recipies to cultural attitudes and blurbs of short fiction (intentionally or not, the stories are hilarious), all of which is sandwitched into an information packed, full color photo format replete with every prominant mushroom you want to identify. All fits in your pocket, too.
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This dandy little paperback is full of color photographs as well as very vivid descriptions, from immature to mature specimens. Makes hunting for the edible fungi easy and lots of fun. This should be used as a companion piece to the MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED and can be kept right in your pack in the field!
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What can I say, but wow! It took me about three weeks and better than 12 hours of reading time to put it down. It has been indespensible on my hikes and has expanded and enriched the lives of myself, my husband and four children. Even if you don't think you love mushrooms, you will. An essential for any outdoor enthusiasts library!
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This is an excellent companion to the author's Mushrooms Demystified. There are great photos and page references to his earlier comprehensive work. I especially liked the serendipitous "extraneous" information on favorite mushroom hunts, cooking tips, and especially the great picture of my old buddy David "Pan" Grimes replete with lecciniums in his hair.
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David Arora is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of mushrooms and other types of fungus. This pocket guide is filled with photos and information that is invaluable in the field. His great sense of humour adds a lot of fun to his books.
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If anyone wants to learn about wild mushroom hunting/eating, this the best book one can get! After you read it, spend a little extra for mushrooms demystified. It's the answer to the answer.
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Lots of wonderful little stories, great photos, and clear, concise descriptions. A must-have for anyone who enjoys nature and especially loves mushies. Look for the recipes throughout the book.
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