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The botany of desire

a plant's eye view of the world

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The botany of desire

a plant's eye view of the world

1st ed.
  • 3.82 ·
  • 11 Ratings
  • 127 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 17 Have read
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Random House
Language
English
Pages
271

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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?

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
May 21, 2007, Audio Evolution, distributed by Gildan/Hachette
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The botany of desire: a plant's-eye view of the world
2002, Bloomsbury
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The Botany of Desire
March 3, 2002, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback - New Ed edition
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
May 28, 2002, Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
2002, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
in English
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The botany of desire: a plant's eye view of the world
2001, Random House
in English - 1st ed.
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The Botany of Desire: A Plants-Eye View of the World
December 2001, Thorndike Press
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
May 8, 2001, Random House
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The Botany of Desire
June 2001, Random House
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The Botany of Desire
2001, Random House Publishing Group
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New York, USA

Table of Contents

Desire, sweetness : plant, the apple
Desire, beauty : plant, the tulip
Desire, intoxication : plant, marijuana
Desire, control : plant, the potato.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-256) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
QK46.5.H85 P66 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxv, 271 p. ;
Number of pages
271

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23242221M
Internet Archive
botanyofdesirepl00poll
ISBN 10
0375501290
ISBN 13
9780375501296
LCCN
00066479
Library Thing
410
Goodreads
187122

Work Description

A Random House Trade Paperback

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