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A magnificent book. Stunning photos accompany a beautiful narrative. The fabulously named Merlin Sheldrake has opened my eyes to an entirely new view of the world. I will definitely read the more detailed, but less beautiful, companion volume later in the year.
CraigGoodwin | 41 andre anmeldelser | Feb 9, 2024 |
Entangled Life is author Merlin Sheldrake's ode to fungi. Sheldrake's passion for all things fungus is reflected on every page. I can understand why as is turns out to be a fascinating subject. Fungal life is highly complex and touches almost every aspect of our lives whether we know it or not. From growing building materials to creating pharmaceuticals to cleaning up the environment to some species being tasty food and everything in between. I'm glad I read the book.

The most interesting part for me was the environmental aspect. There are species of fungi that will eat/decompose almost everything including used diapers, cigarette butts, plastics, nuclear waste, neurotoxins and even glyphosate. The possibility to naturally clean up toxic spills and other waste utilizing fungus seem endless. I hope this area is given more study and serious consideration as it could change the planet.… (mere)
Narilka | 41 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |
I usually like these popular science/ecology books and this was no exception. I think what I mainly took away, though, was that we've only just begun to understand what fungi contribute to the Earth, how they live/work/exist, and how they could be utilized.

It was interesting to learn more about the intelligence of fungi and some of the symbiotic relationships they've developed. I loved the part about slime molds and how they can find the best routes through maps/mazes. I also thought it was interesting that some fungi can break down plastics and other pollutants. There is a lot of potential here. But also, hopefully we don't ruin fungi trying to use them to our benefit.… (mere)
japaul22 | 41 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |
I loved this book so hard and was converted to all its causes. I want to be growing experimental mushrooms in my basement. I regretted life choices where I could have been studying fungi in cave systems as a career now. But mostly I just existed in a state of wonder reading this book, which is something I think we all need more of.

My experience of this book was undoubtably enhanced by choosing this for a "book read outside" prompt -- so I read this one chapter at a time, mostly in my own backyard, but a few bits in a National Park on vacation. It was a great choice.… (mere)
greeniezona | 41 andre anmeldelser | Nov 19, 2023 |



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