Entangled Life

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.

Entangled Life

Entangled Life

‘A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer’ Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland 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. 'One of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you. Astounding' Helen MacDonald, author of H Is for Hawk

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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Merlin Sheldrake
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Random House

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Entangled Life
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Gillian Barker, Eric Desjardins, Trevor Pearce
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume explores the interactions between organisms and their environments and how this “entanglement” is a fundamental aspect of all life. It brings together the work and ideas of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting a range of new perspectives, methods, and frameworks for examining and understanding the ways
Deleuze and Ethology
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Pages: 224
Authors: Jason Cullen
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Ethology, or, how animals relate to their environments is currently enjoying increased academic attention. A prominent figure in this scholarship is Gilles Deleuze and yet, the significance of his relational metaphysics to ethology has still not been scrutinised. Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology
Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew
Language: en
Pages: 363
Authors: Lawrence Rosen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-02 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"Drawn from Memory" is an important contribution to Moroccan studies, to the field of anthropology, and to academic approaches to biography. Rosen weaves the threads of his narrative together into a tapestry focused on the lives of four men: a raconteur, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a cloth dealer, a
Worthy of Death
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Rich Ritter
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: Publication Consultants

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