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The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals - Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals

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Published: 1st September 2007
For Ages: 18+ years old
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A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us - whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed - he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

About the Author

Few writers have done more to revitalize our national conversation about food and eating than Michael Pollan, an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose witty, offbeat nonfiction shines an illuminating spotlight on various aspects of agriculture, the food chain, and man's place in the natural world.

Pollan's first book, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education (1991), was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 best books ever written about gardening. But it was Botany of Desire, published a full decade later, that put him on the map. A fascinating look at the interconnected evolution of plants and people, Botany... was one of the surprise bestsellers of 2001. Five years later, Pollan produced The Omnivore's Dilemma, a delightful, compulsively readable "ecology of eating" that was named one the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and Washington Post.

A professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, Pollan is a former executive editor for Harper's and a contributing writer for The New York Times, where he continues to examine the fascinating intersections between science and culture.

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If ignorance is bliss, don't buy this book.

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  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
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      Comments about The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals:

      I met a girl at a party who worked on a farm. I told her about my love of the TV show River Cottage, and how I was really interested in farming practices that are harmonious and provide a good life to animals before they become my food. She recommended I read The Omnivore's Dilemma. And what an eye-opening experience it's been. There aren't many books I read that I believe should be required reading for young people, but this is one of them. I've learned a huge amount, and it's now helping me to dictate the way I source my food.

       
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      Wonderful, wonderful book

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        Comments about The Omnivore's Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals:

        This book made me think about what I eat and how it is treated. Michale Pollen has inspired me to be a better person.

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        "An eater's manifesto ... [Pollan's] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!"
        -"The Washington Post"

        "Thoughtful, engrossing ... You're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."
        -"The New York Times Book Review"

        "Michael Pollan has perfected a tone-one of gleeful irony and barely suppressed outrage-and a way of inserting himself into a narrative so that a subject comes alive through what he's feeling and thinking. He is a master at drawing back to reveal the greater issues."
        -"Los Angeles Times"

        "If you ever thought 'what's for dinner' was a simple question, you'll change your mind after reading Pollan's searing indictment of today's food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didn't want it to end."
        -"The Seattle Times"

        ISBN: 9780143038580
        ISBN-10: 0143038583
        Audience: General
        For Ages: 18+ years old
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 464
        Published: 1st September 2007
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 3.18
        Weight (kg): 0.42