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Nutzerbericht  - olgalijo - LibraryThing

Very interesting. I learned a lot about the history and evolution of plants. I couldn't bring myself to give it more than three stars though because the narration was a bit too scattered for my taste. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - bfertig - LibraryThing

Enjoyable read and generally good, interesting book. Classic Pollan. Some of the speculation regarding intentionality on the part of the plants is a bit wild, and since the book was written much has ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

What an interesting perspective....Take the desire for control, intoxication, beauty, and sweetness.......look at the apple, the tulip, cannabis, and the potato......listen to Michael Pollan's interesting theory that plants manipulate us into helping them survive. Yep....very interesting! Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Sovranty - LibraryThing

Michael Pollan examines human involvement in the evolution of plants via artificial selection. In the attempt to achieve the most desirable fruit of botany - in a sense perfection - humans have slowly ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - velmalikevelvet - LibraryThing

Astounded by similarity between Dutch tulip speculation & current mortgage bubble collapse. Intrigued by idea that weed fits endogenous cannibinoid receptors, mimicking brain's natural ability to ... 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  - Popup-ch - LibraryThing

The book explores how humans, through artificial selection, have modified certain plants. Or, seen the other way, how plants have managed to exploit certain human follies in order to propagate their ... 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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