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Nutzerbericht  - Edith1 - LibraryThing

Pretty interesting, especially the first part, about the evolution of the apple. The last quarter didn't really hold my interest anymore, but that may be my fault rather than the book's. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - klyons15 - LibraryThing

This book makes horticultural science seem a little less geeky and a little more mainstream. It is a fun and witty look at the relationship between plants and people, surprising in its conclusion that ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - Hera - LibraryThing

A truly inspiring book. I particularly liked the section on cannabis growing. I'm not sure his central thesis - that plants shape us to their will through being desirable to humans - can be proven but I thought it was delightful. Of interest to anyone who gardens. Vollständige Rezension lesen


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