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    There is a lifeform so strange and wondrous that it forces us to rethink how life works....

    Neither plant nor animal, it is found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. It can be microscopic, yet also accounts for the largest organisms ever recorded, living for millennia and weighing tens of thousands of tonnes. Its ability to digest rock enabled the first life on land, it can survive unprotected in space and it thrives amidst nuclear radiation. 

    In this captivating adventure, Merlin Sheldrake explores the spectacular and neglected world of fungi: endlessly surprising organisms that sustain nearly all living systems. They can solve problems without a brain, stretching traditional definitions of ‘intelligence’, and can manipulate animal behaviour with devastating precision.  

    In giving us bread, alcohol and life-saving medicines, fungi have shaped human history, and their psychedelic properties, which have influenced societies since antiquity, have recently been shown to alleviate a number of mental illnesses. The ability of fungi 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 they live their lives largely out of sight, and more than 90 percent of their species remain undocumented. 

    Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into this hidden kingdom of life and shows that fungi are key to understanding the planet on which we live and the ways we think, feel and behave. The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.

    ©2020 Merlin Sheldrake (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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    "A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. Sentence after sentence stopped me short. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer." (Robert MacFarlane, author of Underland)

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    Amazing

    This book is so interesting! You cannot stop to listen/read to it. So many great insights why the funghi and the mycelial world is truly amazing and so little we know about these wonderful living beings.

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    • Joanne Clough
    • 24/01/2021

    A book for our times

    We now know how strongly narratives permeate our lives and society - but very few books ever truly illustrate how the many threads of all those stories, facts and discoveries are intertwined, by example, while educating and entertaining with the ease of a genuine master. Merlin is not just a supremely knowledgeable mycologist, but also an elegant and insightful master of his field. I have been informed, entertained and motivated to learn more. And there could be no better narrator. The mushroom talks!

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    • James R. Modrall
    • 03/01/2021

    Fascinating info

    I find the new (meaning since my high school biology class) on fungi and the interdependence between them and plants fascinating. This book is a good overview with many perspectives on the topic. Unfortunately the author is not the best narrator for his book - his voice is a bit soporific.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 20/11/2020

    well done Merlin

    A wonderful, inspiring and illuminating foray into fungal observation. Melvin has a curiosity organised like mycelium and in this book he eloquently describes his discoveries and mused on the significance.
    thank you
    Is Melvin Rupert's son?

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    • 15/10/2020

    Remarkable and genius

    I really enjoy the scientific, philosophical, enthusiastic approach on this subject. It was a really fascinating experience for me

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    • Nathalie S.
    • 15/12/2020

    Poetic and inspiring

    Sheldrake's narrative weaves together historical, scientific, spiritual, cultural, practical and personal perspectives on fungi with magically poetic language to imbue the reader with a sense of the nature of fungi and their relationships with all sorts of creatures, including ourselves. A self-reflecting narrative that brings up fundamental philosophic questions underlying and informing our perception of fungal life.

    What a treat to have it read to us by the author himself, with all his passion and wonder!

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    • daffodils
    • 12/10/2020

    Instagram-Wissenschaft

    Ein interessantes Buch über Pilze, Ökosysteme, die Forschungstätigkeit und das Leben des Autors - für meinen Geschmack aber mit zu vielen biografischen Informationen und zu viel generelles Geschwurbel. 2/3 des Textes hätten gereicht, um das Thema Pilze immer noch anschaulich zu erklären. (Ich persönlich mag einfach keine Sachbücher, die halbe Biografien und Befindlichkeitsberichte plus Belletristik enthalten. Wenn ich Egozentrik will, gehe ich in die sozialen Medien.)

    Ansonsten ein empfehlenswertes Buch zu einem faszinierenden Thema!