Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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.

  • Author: National Audubon Society
  • Publisher: Knopf; A Chanticleer Press ed edition (December 12, 1981)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0394519920
  • Dimensions: 4.03 x 1.44 x 7.72 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Landscape Design
  • ISBN: 978-1580085793
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.88 x 8.98 inches

                 

3. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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 gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 3rd Revised edition (October 25, 2000)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1580081757
  • Dimensions: 7.49 x 1.5 x 9 inches

                 

4. Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World: An Identification Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0898158397
  • Dimensions: 5.97 x 0.67 x 9.04 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Dr. K Mandrake PhD
  • Publisher: Green Candy Press; Illustrated edition (November 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1937866280
  • Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.94 x 9 inches

                 



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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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 Journal The 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. Together these luminaries show how fungi and mushrooms can restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our physical health, and renew humanity’s symbiotic relationship with nature.    Join the Movement: Learn about the groundbreaking research that shows why mushrooms stand to provide a solution to environmental challenges, a viable alternative to traditional medicine, and a chance to radically shift consciousness.   Most Comprehensive Fungi book in the world: Admire the astounding, underappreciated beauty with over 400 gloriously-shot photographs of the mycelial world’s most rare and beautiful species in their natural environment.    World’s Leading Fungi Experts: Edited by preeminent mycologist Paul Stamets, who contributes original pieces, Fungi includes original contributions by bestselling author and activist Michael Pollan, alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil, award-winning nature and food writer Eugenia Bone, Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg, and so many more. The book’s roster of experts make this the most comprehensive survey of the diverse benefits and extraordinary potential of these amazing organisms.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions; Illustrated edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1683837046
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 0.9 x 10 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

"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 New Statesman London Evening Standard Science Friday When 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. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms - and our relationships with them - are changing our understanding of how life works. Praise for Entangled Life " Entangled Life is a gorgeous book of literary nature writing in the tradition of Robert Macfarlane and John Fowles, ripe with insight and erudition.... Food for the soul." (Eugenia Bone, Wall Street Journal ) "An ebullient and ambitious exploration... This book may not be a psychedelic - and unlike Sheldrake, I haven’t dared to consume my copy (yet) - but reading it left me not just moved but altered, eager to disseminate its message of what fungi can do." (Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times )

  • Author: Merlin Sheldrake
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Plants, Mushrooms

                 

8. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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 plants—the 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.

  • Author: Department of the Army
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1602396920
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

                 

9. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners: The Essential Edible Plants and Recipes to Get Started


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

Wild plants are not only beautiful, but they can also be an affordable and sustainable way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides you with the essential information and guidance to begin foraging for edible wild plants and including them in your diet. Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides profiles of common edible wild plants and includes information on dangerous look-alikes, the best time to harvest, where to find each type of wild plant, and how to cultivate your own garden. From natural remedies to delectable dishes and exotic cocktails, Edible Wild Plants for Beginners provides more than 95 ways for you to use these newfound ingredients.  Edible Wild Plants for Beginners will help you explore the world of edible wild plants and teach you how to use them in your home and kitchen, with:  More than 95 easy-to-follow edible wild plants recipes and remedies, including Amaranth Vegetable Curry, Pickled Jerusalem Artichokes, Chamomile Cookies, and a Purslane Martini  Tips for foraging, harvesting, and cultivating edible wild plants  Techniques for serving, preserving, and cooking with edible wild plants  31 edible wild plant profiles, including descriptions, distinguishing features, preparation and collection tips, and common uses  10 simple steps to making tinctures  A guide to identifying edible wild plants and avoiding common poisonous plants  With Edible Wild Plants for Beginners , you'll be able to start living sustainably, saving money, and adding variety to your diet the way nature intended.

  • Author: Althea Press
  • Publisher: Althea Press (November 27, 2013)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1623152512
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.54 x 8.5 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Mushrooms in Biological Sciences - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Teresa Marrone
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications (March 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1591935919
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.6 x 5.9 inches