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In Search Of Mycotopia by Doug Bierend

In Search Of Mycotopia by Doug Bierend

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The author's sharp ear for dialogue imbues his word portraits with vivid detail...Mushrooms are having a moment. [A] natural sequel for the many readers who enjoyed Merlin Sheldrake's Entangled Life. Library Journal

'If you enjoyed Merlin Sheldrake's Entangled Life… I highly recommend this book…In the vein of Louis Theroux, Bierend journeys deep in the wonderfully strange subculture of the mushroom-mad…' Idler Magazine

Nothing is impossible if you bring mushrooms into your life, and reading this book is a great way to begin your journey. Tradd Cotter, author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

From ecology to fermentation, in pop culture and in medicine mushrooms are everywhere. With an explorer's eye, author Doug Bierend guides readers through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the amazing modern mycological movement.

In Search of Mycotopia introduces us to an incredible, essential and oft-overlooked kingdom of life fungi and all the potential it holds for our future, through the work and research being done by an unforgettable community of mushroom-mad citizen scientists and microbe devotees. This entertaining and mind-expanding book will captivate readers who are curious about the hidden worlds and networks that make up our planet.

Bierend uncovers a vanguard of mycologists; growers, independent researchers, ecologists, entrepreneurs and amateur enthusiasts exploring and advocating for fungi s capacity to improve and heal. From decontaminating landscapes and waterways to achieving food security, In Search of Mycotopia demonstrates how humans can work with fungi to better live with nature and with one another.

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