(Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake

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Entangled Life Summary ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake Read Entangled Life A journey into the hidden world of fungiWhen we think of fungi we likely think of mushrooms But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies analogous to apples on a tree Most fungi live out of sight yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustain. I have always found mushrooms magical The way they suddenly appear overnight after a rainstorm amazes me Walk down a forest path one day and see nothing The next morning suddenly you encounter hundreds of them Bright or dull colourful or drab they are everywhere you lookBut where do they come from and how do they burst through the ground fully formed overnight What I didn t know before reading this book aside from how they appear like magic is that mushrooms are the fruit of fungi Like an apple which lies on an orchard floor waiting to be eaten and its seeds dispersed through the intestines of a bird the mushroom is full of spores that need to be distributed farther afield Entangled Life How Fungi Make Our Worlds Change Our Minds Shape Our Futures is a fascinating glimpse into the world of all things fungi A world that is intimately entangled with just about everything else on earth I made so many highlights in this book that it would take pages to share with you everything I learned It is full of the most alluring details about fungi Life as we know it would not exist if it wasn t for fungi We have fungi living inside us and all around us They even seed clouds and stimulate the formation of raindrops or snowflakesFungi inhabited the earth long before plants made their way onto the scene And it was because of fungi that plants were able to move onto land Fungi acted as the roots of water plants until they were able to evolve roots of their own which took some fifty million yearsFungi continue to have a symbiotic relationship with plants Of course there are some species which are detrimental to certain plants and yet they could not live without the help of fungi Fungi connect plants and trees through the world wide wood providing them nutrients and making their fruits or less juicier and sweeter The mycelial networks in the ground compute information encoded in spikes of electrical activity allowing plants to communicate with each other When an aphid begins eating the leaves of a plant it can send out an alarm to others of its kind through the mycelial network prompting them to put off chemicals that will keep the aphids awayBut it s not just plants whose lives are made possible by fungi It is also our own They live in our guts and help us get nutrients from food Food that wouldn t even exist if it wasn t for fungi They nourish us with their mushroom fruit as long as we know which to avoid Eat the wrong mushroom and it s bye bye to you Psilocybin found in certain magic mushrooms help alleviate depression and break addictionMerlin Sheldrake isn t his name the coolest talks about these things and so much Bunches and bundles and gobs and heaps of fungi facts Here are a few of my highlights Like plants fungi can see color across the spectrum using receptors sensitive to blue light and red light unlike plants fungi also have opsins the light sensitive pigments present in the rods and cones of animal eyes Most fungi are able to detect and respond to light its direction intensity or color temperature moisture nutrients toxins and electrical fields Some fungi can be taught to break down radioactive material cigarette butts and dirty diapers and use it for their energy There are between 22 and 38 million species of fungi in the world six to ten times the estimated number of plant species of which over 90% remain undocumented Fungi are like animals than plants Fungi not only give us penicillin they also give us statins to lower cholesterol and many powerful antiviral and anticancer compoundsBecause certain species of fungi are so good at fighting viruses I hope that somewhere in the world a mycologist is in her lab trying to find one which can extirpate Covid19Mr Sheldrake has so much information and so many facts in this book It s impossible for me to do justice in a review This book is very accessible even if one doesn t have a background in biology which I do not and is highly readable I was enrapt through the entirety of the book How could I not be when I learned new things on every single page of this book Fungi are incredibleThey make our lives possible and they make our lives better as long as we know which ones to avoidThe author also discusses the use of fungi for fabricating new materials such as leather and a material that replaces brick particle boards and concrete I found this fascinating and yet couldn t help but consider the ethicality of killing fungi for microfabrics I know I know this is going to make some people scoff and that s OK For me though because fungi display an array of intelligent characteristics I can t help but worry that perhaps they are intelligent and sentient However unless and until we learn that they are it is ethical to make leather from these fungi than from animal skinsIt is also better for the environment as Hundreds of suare feet of mycelial leather can be grown in less than a week on materials that would otherwise be disposed ofMr Sheldrake discusses climate change as well as the effect intensive farming practices have on fungal species A combination of plowing and application of chemical fertilizers or fungicides reduce the abundance of mycorrhizal fungi This poses a worry to future food production because a plant seed that cannot find suitable fungi is unlikely to survive It is apparent throughout the book that life on earth owes much of its thanks to fungi and yet fungi is perhaps the least understood life form on earthKudos to Merlin Sheldrake for writing such an engrossing and educational book I highly recommend it

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Entangled Life Summary ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake Read Entangled Life T to psychedelics to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the Wood Wide Web to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precisi. Fascinating look at the fungal world like never before The author is not just an expert but a devotee of mushrooms and provides an endless amount of fascinating information and stories Sorry but fascinating is the only word that will do for much of it Few illustrations done with inky mushroom ink add to the book but it would benefit from photos and illustrations since it s so text heavy and some of us can t read 200 pages of even fascinating mushroom information without going a little cross eyed without text breaks Fully 13 of the book over 100 pages are references and bibliography Truly a book for anyone interested in mushrooms and other fungi from biologists to fermenters it s a must read for mushroom loversA hand injury makes me temporarily unable to type well with my right hand so my reviews will be shorter than usual for a bit Review copy via net galley

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Entangled Life Summary ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake Read Entangled Life S nearly all living systems Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live and the ways we think feel and behaveIn Entangled Life the biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view Sheldrake's exploration takes us from yeas. Entangled Life How Fungi Make Our Worlds Change Our Minds Shape Our Futures is an up to date book about fungi and everything fungal It s so beautifully written that I sometimes forget it s a science book Don t get me wrong the book is scientific but it is the opposite of the dry academic styleWhat strikes me most is the mycorrhizal network Apparently the term Wood Wide Web is an inaccurate metaphor for several reasons 1 It s plant centric unable to convey the symbiosis between fungi and plants Everything changes when we see fungi as active participants of the network A fungi point of view allows us to see who benefit whom and solve the uestion of atrium that rises in a plant centric lens 2 It implies only one type of mycorrhizal network but in fact there are several 3 Internet is a machine network created and managed by one entity humans while mycorrhizal networks are collection of self organized living organisms in mutually beneficial relationships The study of mycelium networks is a hotspot in biocomputing These networks are similar to animal brains in the sense that both are fantastically complex network with electrically excitable cells but the similarity stops there Unfortunately the book does not dive into the topicThe chapter about lichens is fascinating too It is new to me that a lichen may not be the symbiosis of two organisms but many and its complexity may earn it the status of an ecosystemOf course it is a truth universally acknowledged that a book about fungi must include a chapter about psilocybin mushrooms and psychedelics Other things I ve just learned from the book1 A fungal species isolated from mining wastes is the most radiation resistant organism ever discovered and may help to clean up the nuclear waste sites In fact this species is found abundant in Chernobyl2 Agarwood a fragrant resinous wood used in perfume valuable per gram than gold is formed in the heartwood of auilaria trees infected by a fungus Phialophora parasitica3 A handful of lichen species are able to survive in the full space conditions4 Radical mycology is something worth looking into5 Mass cultivated fruits and vegs loosing their favor may be the conseuence of the plants loosing their fungi partnersuotes Anthropomorphism is usually thought as an illusion that rises as a blister on the soft human mind untrained undisciplined unhardened There is a good reason for this When we humanize the world we may prevent us from understanding lives of other organisms on their own terms Mycelium is polyphony in bodily form Each of woman s voice is hyphal tip exploring a soundscape for itself Although each is free to wander their wandering can t be seen as separate from each other There is no main voice There is no lead tune There is no central planning Nonetheless a form emerges Here is a video where Merlin Sheldrake explains why using the internet metaphor to describe mycorrhizal networks is inaccurateA side note Merlin Sheldrake s brother is Cosmo a musician Terrance McKenna the magic mushroom guru is their family friend The name Merlin reminds me The Beguiling of MerlinI have been enchanted by Merlin and the wonderful world of mycorrhizal networks


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    (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake Read Entangled Life I have a life long love for and fascination with mushrooms Partially because they are delicious but I also remember finding them almost magical when I was a kid they could appear overnight had the strangest shapes colors an

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    (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake Merlin Sheldrake à 9 Read & download Merlin Sheldrake the author of Entangled Life How Fungi Make Our Worlds Change Our Minds and Shape Our Future kindly sent me an advance copy and asked for comment It is due to be published this May by Random HouseOne might naturally be inclined to form certain assumptions about someone named Merlin That they are a wizard perhaps or at least capable of casting spells I don’t know if he is a wizard but what I can tell yo

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    (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake Read Entangled Life Entangled Life How Fungi Make Our Worlds Change Our Minds Shape Our Futures is an up to date book about fungi and everything fungal It's so beautifully written that I sometimes forget it's a science book Don't get me wrong the book is scientific but it is the opposite of the dry academic styleWhat strikes me most is the mycorrhizal network

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    Merlin Sheldrake à 9 Read & download Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake I saw the cover for this and I was sold on it immediately I have a burning passion for Ecology Biology Botany and nature stuff in general Yet I’ve never delved into the realm of Fungus before something I’m kicking myself about nowThere’s a certain feeling of awe I get when I hit a topic that I know virtually nothing about and I feel like my brain just absorbed so much brand new information that it changes the way I think abo

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    (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake Fascinating look at the fungal world like never before The author is not just an expert but a devotee of mushrooms and provides an endless amount of fascinating information and stories Sorry but fascinating is the only word that will do for much of it Few illustrations done with inky mushroom ink add to the book but it would benefit from photos and illustrations since it's so text heavy and some of us can't read 200 page

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    (Entangled Life) [PDF KINDLE] Ì Merlin Sheldrake Download Î E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Merlin Sheldrake This simply was one of the most beautifully written things I've ever had the pleasure of readingI've always been a big fan of mushrooms for eating and a big fan of the fungal world for exploring Fungus gets short shrift which is sad given that it's one of the integral and interesting forms of life on this planet though it stands to reason that it might seem so interesting because its been ignored and unexplored for oh

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