The fungal kingdom survived the five major mass extinctions. Architects of nature, mushrooms are an integral part of all life. They support essential ecosystems, recycle nutrients, connect plants together over large areas, and help make many basic products of modern life like wine, chocolate, bread, detergents, and penicillin.
Nowadays, faced with the urgency of ecological, societal and spiritual crises, mushrooms are being manipulated in order to offer meat substitutes, new alternatives to drugs or sustainable biomaterials, but also in order to clean up the environment, even to broaden the collective consciousness.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to this hidden realm. By exploring their past, present and possible future impact in four key areas – food, medicine, psychedelics and mental health, environmental remediation – this book not only reveals how mushrooms shaped the foundations of modern life, but also how they could help shape our future.
Rich with informative texts, impressive 3D digital illustrations and advice on how to enter the world of mushrooms, this book is a manifesto for the future, an invitation to a deeper awareness of our relationship with nature. , with the others and with ourselves.
Michael Lim & Yun Shu : Champignons
25 x 19,5 cm
ISBN : 978-2-36195-611-0