Merlin Sheldrake | 'I feel like we're on the edge of a whole new realm of exploration and discovery'

Merlin Sheldrake | 'I feel like we're on the edge of a whole new realm of exploration and discovery'

The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them.” So writes biologist Merlin Sheldrake in the prologue to his forthcoming book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Future. And indeed since I read this astounding début, I can’t stop thinking about how preva- lent and vital fungi are in our lives—from the yeasts which gave rise to the loaf in the bread bin, and the glass of wine I gratefully pour at the end of the working day, to the lichen which encrusts my garden wall.


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