The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will transform your understanding of our planet and life itself.
‘Astonishing … it seems somehow to tip the natural world upside down’ Observer
‘Completely mind-blowing … reads like an adventure story’ Sunday Times
*WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2021*
*WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION WRITING 2021*
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. They can change our minds, heal our bodies and even help us avoid environmental disaster; they are metabolic masters, earth-makers and key players in most of nature’s processes. In Entangled Life, Merlin Sheldrake takes us on a mind-altering journey into their spectacular world, and reveals how these extraordinary organisms transform our understanding of our planet and life itself.
‘Dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing’ Robert Macfarlane
‘Urgent, astounding and necessary’ Helen Macdonald
‘Gorgeous!’ Margaret Atwood (on Twitter)
‘Wonderful’ Nigella Lawson
‘This book is like one surprise after another’ David Byrne
‘Uplifting’ Jeanette Winterson
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021*
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021*
* A Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Times, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, BBC Science Focus and Time Book of the Year *
Astonishing... It seems somehow to tip the natural world upside down * Observer * Riveting and surprising at every turn... A sensory as well as an intellectual pleasure * New Statesman * A true masterpiece, a thrilling and fascinating insight into the living world, beautifully written, entertaining, funny and inspiring, while representing the science carefully and responsibly. I hope and trust that it will become an instant classic -- GEORGE MONBIOT A revelation... Sheldrake engages us in a miraculous web of connections, interactions and communication that changes the way we need to look at life, the planet and ourselves -- ISABELLA TREE, author of Wilding Few books blew my mind like Merlin Sheldrake's Entangled Life... Not sure if I've ever learned so much from ONE book... Essential reading. Go and get swept up in a new world -- ANDREA WULF, author of The Invention of Nature Wondrous... A marvellous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms... Humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth's marvels * Time, Books of the Year * Wonderful... Eye-opening... A journey into an untapped world * New Scientist * The lives of fungi alone are fascinating, but the questions and wider implications that Sheldrake teases out from them are often truly astounding... An engrossing, captivating journey... Perspective-altering * Spectator *
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