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Nutzerbericht  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

An entertaining and informative mix of human and evolutionary history, ethnobotany, psychology, genetic science, gardening ideas and patent law. Pollan's work is fresh, fun, topical, scary and thought-provoking. A definite recommend for everybody who eats. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Clif - LibraryThing

This is an enjoyable book that wanders back and forth through the subjects of botany, history, and literary philosophy. An example of the later is quoted below: "For look into a flower, and what do ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - ChiaraBeth - LibraryThing

I LOVED this book; it made me a Michael Pollan fan for life. Through it, he totally convinced me that it is the plants that are curing, tending to, and raising us, rather than the other way around. He ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Othemts - LibraryThing

If this man is going to write about plants and desire, he should change his name to Pollen. Seriously, this is a lyrically written and well-thought out meditation on plants and their relationship to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - tgraettinger - LibraryThing

The first of the Pollan books that I've read, borrowed from a friend. Inspired my interest in heirloom apples, and just planted two varieties this week (with 10 more ordered). Loved it. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Cygnus555 - LibraryThing

Outstanding. I have yet to see a Michael Pollan book that isn't endlessly interesting. This was my introduction to Michael... It's a good place to start on your journey of changing the way you see the world and eat. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - kpasternack02 - LibraryThing

Changed my perspective on plants, evolution, the food change...fascinating. The last chapter on Desire/Control: The Potato was exceptionally interesting - and fear-inspiring. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - NativeRoses - LibraryThing

Just changed my mind -- one of my next books will be The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan. He looks at how humans fill their desire for sweetness, beauty ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - micronoclast - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book, which is essentially the history of three plants, based on Pollan's conceit that these plants are manipulating humans to ensure their continued survival. It's a little like reading John McPhee's book Oranges, but with an agenda of sorts. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - jwl - LibraryThing

This is one of my favorite books. It recounts the history and the way humans have interacted and manipulated several plants (potatos, apples, tulips and marijuana). It's extremely interesting and informative. Vollständige Rezension lesen


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