Entangled Life

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From redefining the boundaries of intelligent life forms to providing us with the building blocks of foodstuffs and medicines, Entangled Life demonstrates just how integral fungi are to sustained living on this planet.

Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Writing on Global Conservation 2021

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize 2021

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2021

The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Neither plant nor animal, they are found throughout 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.

  • Author: Merlin Sheldrake
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Published: 02/09/2021
  • ISBN: 9781784708276
  • Paperback
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 342 g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 28 mm




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