Virtual Event: Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival

Join us on Tuesday, July 7 at 12pm PDT when Merlin Sheldrake discusses his book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds &Shape Our Futures with Michael Pollan on Zoom.

Tickets for this event can be found here.

About This Event

In 2016, a New Yorker profile by famed naturalist Robert Macfarlane introduced the world to one of the most important young thinkers of our age: Merlin Sheldrake. Moving from the labs of Cambridge to the jungles of Central America, this revolutionary plant scientist had a hunch that fungi possess superpowers far beyond the mushrooms we know, however mind-blowing their culinary or psychedelic varieties might be. He discovered that fungi are an ancient underground communication network that undergirds the natural world and offers inspiration for rethinking human society.

Merlin’s riveting first book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, has become an instant classic of nature and philosophy—a work of rigorous science and poetic expression, drawing us into the mystery and meaning of this most magical life form.

In our live conversation, Merlin and bestselling nature and culture writer Michael Pollan (How to Change Your MindThe Omnivore’s Dilemma) will delve into “The Wood Wide Web”: an enchanting “superorganism” whose secrets just might save the world. This event is for everyone who believes that wonder still exists and hope can be found in the unlikeliest places: around us, under us, even inside us. You'll come away with a sense of awe for “life’s labyrinths,” in Merlin’s words, where “some of the vexed hierarchies that underpin modern thought start to soften.”

 

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510314
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Random House - May 12th, 2020

A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk).


How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224155
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Penguin Books - May 14th, 2019

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