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The Botany of Desire : A Plant's-Eye View of the World - Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire

A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Author: Michael Pollan
Performed by: Scott Brick

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The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author ofCooked 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. InThe 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?

Praise for the narrator: "Scott Brick uses his skill with expressionto produce an audible intoxication." -AudioFile

ISBN: 9781480555303
ISBN-10: 1480555304
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 5th November 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.75 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.27