The Botany Of Desire: A Plant's Eye View Of The World
Edition language: English
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For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleA fascinating read with a very unique perspective. I really liked that Pollan looked at evolution from the plant's perspective. It was so simple, yet so novel and interesting. I especially enjoyed the chapters on apples and potatoes.There is a lot of i...
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Pollan... heheh, surely that can't be a coincidence... anyway Pollan covers four plants: apples, tulips, cannabis, and potatoes. Apples covers Johnny Appleseed and Kazakhstan, tulips the Dutch tulip bubble; cannabis; potatoesｅｎｄ ｒｅｓｕｌｔ：ａｐｐｌｅｓ ５／５ｔｕｌｉｐｓ ４／５ｃａｎｎａｂｉｓ ５／５ｐｏｔａｔｏｅｓ ３／５ａｖｅｒａｇｅ： ４。２５nice, i...
The author’s starting premise in The Botany of Desire has two fascinating parts. First, that plants benefit greatly from domestication, so our relationship with them could just as easily be viewed as them domesticating us. And second, that domesticated plants have evolved to meet some basic human de...
Writing is not Michael Pollan's strong suit. It took me several weeks of subway reading to slog through this short collection of essays.But the thesis is interesting--Pollan recasts the relationship between plants and humans as a symbiotic one, in which people do not so much domesticate plants as fa...
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