1. Introduction, 2. Mushroom Production in the World,3.Present Status of Mushroom Industry in India,4. Research Centres for Mushroom,5. Biology of Mushrooms,6. Life Cycle Pattern in Mushroom,7. Classification of Mushrooms Based on their Habit,8. Classification of Mushrooms Based on the Spore Colour,9.Classification of Mushrooms According to Texture, 10. Classification of Mushrooms According to Morphology and Taxonomy,11. List of Common Edible Mushrooms, 12. Identification of Edible Mushrooms,13.Poisonous Mushrooms,14. Mushroom Poisoning,15. Mushroom Cultivation,16.Production of Pure Cultures,17. Spawn Production Techniques,18. Mushroom Farms: Layout and Structure,19.Environmental Control Systems in MushroomFarms,20. Compost Production Methods,21. Spawning Methods, 22.Aftercare of Compost Beds,23.Diseases and Pests of Mushrooms,24.Post-Harvest Techniques,25. Cultivation of White Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus),26. Cultivation of Milky Mushroom,27. Cultivation of Paddy Straw Mushroom(Volvariella volvacea),28. Cultivation of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju),29. Recipes of Mushroom, 30. Value Added Mushroom Products, 31.Precautions of Mushroom Cultivation, 32.Economic Importance of Mushrooms, 33. Economics of Seasonal Cultivation of Mushroom,34.Economic Analysis of Year Round Cultivation of Mushroom,35. Practicals,36. Spotters,37. Glossary,38. University Question, Index