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

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525510321

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About the Author

Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller and
winner of the Royal Society Book Prize and the Wainwright Prize. Sheldrake is a research associate of the Vrije University Amsterdam and works with the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks and the Fungi Foundation. A keen brewer and fermenter, he is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms.

Reviews

"[An] ebullient and ambitious exploration . . . Reading [Entangled Life] left me not just moved but altered, eager to disseminate its message of what fungi can do."--The New York Times

"A gorgeous book of literary nature writing, ripe with insight and erudition. . . . Food for the soul."--The Wall Street Journal

"Nearly every page of this book contained either an observation so interesting or a turn of phrase so lovely that I was moved to slow down, stop, and re-read. . . . [Entangled Life] reminded me that fungi are, like the Universe, sublime."--Science

"An exuberant introduction to the biology, ecology, climatology, and psychopharmacology of the earth's 'metabolic wizards.'"--Harpers Magazine

"A poetic, mind-bending tour of the fungal world."--Scientific American

"Wondrous . . . Humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth's marvels."--Time (Books of the Year)

"An astonishing book."--The Observer

"Completely mind-blowing."--The Sunday Times

"Grand and dizzying in how thoroughly it recalibrates our understanding of the natural world."--Ed Yong, author of An Immense World

"I fell in love with this book. Merlin Sheldrake is a scientist with the imagination of a poet and a beautiful writer."--Michael Pollan, author of How to Change Your Mind (Bay Area Book Festival, 2020)

"A magical journey deep into the roots of Nature by an expert storyteller . . . a must-read."--Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running

"Reading this book, I felt surrounded by a web of wonder. The natural world is more fantastic than any fantasy, so long as you have the means to perceive it. This book provides the means."--Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget

"Urgent, astounding, and necessary."--Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

"Dazzling, vibrant, vision changing."--Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

"Gorgeous."--Margaret Atwood, author of The Testaments