Entangled Life

Entangled Life

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/09/2021
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Entangled Life
A great insight into the fantastic world of fungi
Fungi are truly fascinating and Sheldrake manages to capture this well in Entangled Life. Well researched and providing a broad overview of a topic that ma... READ MORE
Issy Kite


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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784708276
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 34 mm

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Entangled Life
Fantastic read
I got this book for Christmas last year and oh my! Read it in about 5 days I was totally sucked in. A great read if you are really into nature, mushrooms a... READ MORE
Ashton Scowen
Entangled Life
Time to go fungal
This is a mind altering book and not because it references certain mushrooms. It challenges the orthodoxy of accepted taxonomic systems as well as the noti... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Entangled Life
Engaging look at the importance of fungi
A brilliant introduction to the significance of fungi, from the pathfinding and communications of complex mycelial networks, to their use in medicine and v... READ MORE
Moray Teale
Entangled Life
An amazing adventure with fungi
I must thank my stepdaughter for giving this book to me. The topic of mushrooms is a fascinating one to me following on from my enjoyment of Finding the Mo... READ MORE
Entangled Life
Fantastic journey.
The author takes the reader on a fantastic journey of fungal research. Some of the highlights I've listed. Wood wide web is described in various parts of... READ MORE