Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Random House Publishing Group
Published: May 12, 2020
A mind-bending journey into the hidden world of fungi that will change your understanding of life on earth
"A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book . . . I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world—the secrets of which modern science is only now beginning to fathom."—Robert Macfarlane, author of
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.
, 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...