The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

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  • ISBN: 0691178321
  • Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Genre: Professional & Technical
  • Date: Sept. 19 2017
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world―and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it so…