Merlin Sheldrake

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    Merlin Sheldrake

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    • 25 Février 2021

    Le champignon... ou plutôt le fungus : les champignons n'étant que les fruits de ces organismes tentaculaires qui ont joué un rôle primordial dans le développement de la vie sur Terre. Sous nos pieds, dans nos corps, à l'abri des regards, les fungi participent à la vie de tous les systèmes vivants, nous maintiennent en bonne santé et nous aident à comprendre notre planète, notre façon de penser et de nous comporter.
    Dans ce livre passionnant, Merlin Sheldrake nous offre un changement de perspective exaltant. Des levures au LSD, des truffes aux champignons qui relient les plantes entre elles dans le « Wood Wide Web », partez pour un voyage étonnant aux tréfonds de la terre...



    Merlin Sheldrake

    ''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