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Hardcover, 244 pages.
In Mycorrhizal Planet, Michael Phillips offers new insights into the invisible world beneath our feet, explaining the crucial, symbiotic role that fungi play in everything from healthy plants to healthy soils to a healthy planet.
Mycorrhiae manage the "underground economy," making nutrients available to plant roots, facilitating communication between plants, and even protecting plants against diseases and pests pressures. What's more, they sequester carbon in the soil in much more meaningful ways than any "carbon offset" humans could ever device.
Phillips explores this complex science in layman's terms offering insight into how to make plants and their fungal partners prosper.