Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science. He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Merlin’s research ranges from fungal biology, to the history of Amazonian ethnobotany, to the relationship between sound and form in resonant systems. A keen brewer and fermenter, he is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms. He is a musician and performs on the piano and accordion. Entangled Life is his first book. (from merlinsheldrake.com)
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** Sunday Times bestseller ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ** British Book Awards Shortlist ** Rathbones Folio Prize Longlist ** Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist ** Richard Jeffries Society Literary Prize Shortlist ** André Simon Award Longlist ** The Times audiobook of the year in the category of 'authors voicing their own work' **
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