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Nutzerbericht  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: Domestication is not something we do to plants... or at least, it's not only that. It's also something the plants do to us. Plants that are able to fulfill human desires (or those that can ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Michael Pollan looks at 4 plants, apples, tulips, marijuana and potatoes, in an effort to see how human desires affect plants but also how plant's desires affect humans. Fascinating I thought (although no one else in my book club thought so). Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - plenilune - LibraryThing

A fascinating read about the interactions between humans and four plants: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. Personally, I most enjoyed the sections about the tulip and the potato, and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Fascinating. Almost devoid of biology or gardening or horteculture, Pollan uses four humble plants almost as metaphors for exploring human interaction with science, history geography, sociology and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - MaySuarts - LibraryThing

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. My first introduction to this writer was on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Michael pollen appeared on the show as a guest promoting his new book In Defense ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. The author provides interesting facts and provides a fresh perspective. He sometimes gets a bit off topic with Johnny Appleseed, but still very interesting. The bit on the potatoe leaves me with a desire to eat more organic food. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Stodelay - LibraryThing

I first picked up this book at my uncle Spence's house while Elisa was giving French lessons to his wife and daughters. It's a brilliant book with a really compelling premise. Pollan asks us to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - rohwyn - LibraryThing

It's hard for a book about evolutionary biology to be entertaining, but this one really is. The prose is brilliant, the humor is wry, and you get the impression the author spends a lot of time in his garden, both in frustration and awe. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Yllom - LibraryThing

Do we choose what to plant in our gardens? Or do the plants choose us? Learn about four common plants and the human desires they inspire: the apple and sweetness; the tulip and beauty; marijuana and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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

Nutzerbericht  - G-- - Goodreads

An in-depth and surprising look at 4 crops and their impact on culture: potatoes, tulips, apples and marijuana. I now laugh every time I hear about Johnny Appleseed. If only people knew that he was all about the booze. . . Vollständige Rezension lesen


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