The Secret Life of Fungi by Aliya Whitely audiobook

The Secret Life of Fungi: Discoveries from a Hidden World

By Aliya Whitely
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Fungi are unlike any other living thing—they’re almost magically unique. Welcome to this astonishing world … Fungi can appear anywhere, from desert dunes to frozen tundra. They can invade our bodies and live between our toes or our floorboards. They are unwelcome intruders or vastly expensive treats, and symbols of both death and eternal life. But despite their familiar presence, there’s still much to learn about the eruption, growth, and decay of their secret, interconnected world. Aliya Whiteley has always been in love with fungi—from her childhood taking blurry photographs of strange fungal eruptions on Exmoor to a career as a writer inspired by their surreal and alien beauty. This love for fungi is a love for life, from single-cell spores to the largest living organism on the planet; a story stretching from Aliya’s lawn into orbit and back again via every continent. From fields, feasts, and fairy rings to death caps, puffballs, and ambrosia beetles, this is an intoxicating journey into the life of an extraordinary organism, one that we have barely begun to understand.

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Summary

Summary

Fungi are unlike any other living thing—they’re almost magically unique. Welcome to this astonishing world …

Fungi can appear anywhere, from desert dunes to frozen tundra. They can invade our bodies and live between our toes or our floorboards. They are unwelcome intruders or vastly expensive treats, and symbols of both death and eternal life. But despite their familiar presence, there’s still much to learn about the eruption, growth, and decay of their secret, interconnected world.

Aliya Whiteley has always been in love with fungi—from her childhood taking blurry photographs of strange fungal eruptions on Exmoor to a career as a writer inspired by their surreal and alien beauty. This love for fungi is a love for life, from single-cell spores to the largest living organism on the planet; a story stretching from Aliya’s lawn into orbit and back again via every continent.

From fields, feasts, and fairy rings to death caps, puffballs, and ambrosia beetles, this is an intoxicating journey into the life of an extraordinary organism, one that we have barely begun to understand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Novelist Whiteley ruminates whimsically on her experiences foraging, cooking, and researching mushrooms…Budding fungi enthusiasts, take note.” Publishers Weekly
“A pleasing assembly of the puzzle of the world with fungi as a key piece.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Aliya Whiteley

Author Bio: Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley is the author of nonfiction and four books of speculative fiction, including The Loosening Skin, shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her novels have also been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. Her writing has appeared in numerous places, including the London Guardian, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and anthologies such as Unsung Stories: This Dreaming Isle and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction I and II.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 3.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English