Botany of Desire, the download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Pollan

Botany of Desire, the download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Pollan year 2002
  • Book name: Botany of Desire, the
  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • Release date: 2002/5/6
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780375760396
  • Rating: 7.78 of 10
  • Votes: 123
  • Review by: Zayn Parrish
  • Review rating: 8.05 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind, Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America Every 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?
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H18M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Trees, Wildflowers & Plants, Applied Ecology, Horticulture, Botany & Plant Sciences, Gardening Books
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.16 USD
  • Dimensions: 135.13x203.2x16.76mm
  • Weight: 226.8g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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