Entangled Life: The Illustrated Edition: How Fungi Make Our Worlds

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Random House
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7.8 X 9.8 X 1.0 inches | 2.15 pounds

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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, and Shape Our Futures, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of the Royal Society Book Prize and the Wainwright Prize. Merlin 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.
Praise for Entangled Life

"[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

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

"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

"Urgent, astounding, and necessary."--Helen Macdonald

"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)

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

"Gorgeous."--Margaret Atwood, author of Old Babes in the Wood

"Not just for mushroom heads . . . science at its most uplifting."--Jeanette Winterson, The Times

"This book is like one surprise after another."--David Byrne, Rolling Stone