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

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures (Paperback)

By Sheldrake, Merlin

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'A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Neither plant nor animal, they are found thr...oughout the earth, the air and our bodies. They can be microscopic, yet also account for the largest organisms ever recorded. They enabled the first life on land, can survive unprotected in space and thrive amidst nuclear radiation. In fact, nearly all life relies in some way on fungi. These endlessly surprising organisms have no brain but can solve problems and manipulate animal behaviour with devastating precision. In giving us bread, alcohol and life-saving medicines, fungi have shaped human history, and their psychedelic properties have recently been shown to alleviate a number of mental illnesses. Their ability to digest plastic, explosives, pesticides and crude oil is being harnessed in break-through technologies, and the discovery that they connect plants in underground networks, the 'Wood Wide Web', is transforming the way we understand ecosystems. Yet over ninety percent of their species remain undocumented. Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'One of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you. Astounding' Helen MacDonald, author of H Is for Hawk
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ISBN 9781784708276
Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784708276
Stock Release date is 2 November 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 2 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Sheldrake, Merlin
Category Mycology, Fungi (Non-Medical)
Botany & Plant Sciences
Zoology & Animal Sciences
Plant Life: General
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 579.5
Weight 500g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fungi
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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