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Entangled life : How fungi make our worlds, change our minds & shape our futures / Merlin Sheldrake.

Sheldrake, Merlin, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

6 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow. Fungi not only help create soil, they send out networks of tubes that enmesh roots and link plants together in the "Wood Wide Web." Fungi also drive many long-standing human fascinations: from yeasts that cause bread to rise and orchestrate the fermentation of sugar into alcohol; to psychedelic fungi; to the mold that produces penicillin and revolutionized modern medicine. And we can partner with fungi to heal the damage we've done to the planet. Fungi are already being used to make sustainable building materials and wearable leather, but they can do so much more.... Bringing to light science's latest discoveries and ingeniously parsing the varieties and behaviors of the fungi themselves, he points us toward the fundamental questions about the nature of intelligence and identity this massively diverse, little understood kingdom provokes." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 579.5 .S544e 2020 (Text) 37814003303048 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/05/2020 Checked out 11/13/2020
Hood River County Library 579.5 SHE 2020 (Text) 33892100698118 Adult New Books Book None 08/13/2020 On holds shelf -
Sherman County Public/School Library 579.5 SHE (Text) 37039000177746 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2020 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library 579.5 SHEL (Text) 33892006359518 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 07/14/2020 Checked out 11/13/2020
The Dalles Wasco County Library 579.5 SHE (Text) 33892006629084 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 10/16/2020 Checked out 11/12/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525510314
  • ISBN: 0525510311
  • Physical Description: x, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-326) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Living at the border between life and non-life, fungi use diverse cocktails of potent enzymes and acids to disassemble some of the most stubborn substances on the planet, turning rock into soil and wood into compost, allowing plants to grow. Fungi not only help create soil, they send out networks of tubes that enmesh roots and link plants together in the "Wood Wide Web." Fungi also drive many long-standing human fascinations: from yeasts that cause bread to rise and orchestrate the fermentation of sugar into alcohol; to psychedelic fungi; to the mold that produces penicillin and revolutionized modern medicine. And we can partner with fungi to heal the damage we've done to the planet. Fungi are already being used to make sustainable building materials and wearable leather, but they can do so much more.... Bringing to light science's latest discoveries and ingeniously parsing the varieties and behaviors of the fungi themselves, he points us toward the fundamental questions about the nature of intelligence and identity this massively diverse, little understood kingdom provokes." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fungi.
Nature.
Renewable natural resources.

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