• Title : The Botany of Desire

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  • ISBN: 0375760393

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 297 pages


The Botany of Desire Description

The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers genes far and wide In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship He masterfully links four fundamental human desires sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control with the plants that satisfy them the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind s most basic yearnings And just as we ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them So who is really domesticating whom.



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thumbnail Title: The Botany of Desire
Author:Michael Pollan
ISBN :0375760393
ranting: 3.5
Reviewer: 27 Reviews
Description: The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaEvery schoolch

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