The botany of desire : a plant's-eye view of the world
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New York : Random House, 2002.
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Random House trade pbk. ed.
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xxv, 271 pages ; 21 cm.
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2 copies. Additional copies on order.
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9780375760396, 0375760393

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index.
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Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires, sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control, through portraits of four plants that embody them, the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. Every school child 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. In telling the stories of four familiar species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings. And just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants have done well by us. So who is really domesticating whom?
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Pollan, M. (2002). The botany of desire: a plant's-eye view of the world. Random House trade pbk. ed. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pollan, Michael. 2002. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pollan, Michael, The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World. New York: Random House, 2002.

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Pollan, Michael. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World. Random House trade pbk. ed. New York: Random House, 2002. Print.

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