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Botany of Desire : A Plant's-Eye View of the World - 01 edition

Botany of Desire : A Plant`s-Eye View of the World (ISBN10: 0375760393; ISBN13: 9780375760396)
ISBN13: 978-0375760396
ISBN10: 0375760393

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ISBN13: 978-0375501296
ISBN10: 0375501290

Summary: Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--with the plants that sati ...show moresfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings. And just as we've benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom? ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Published: 05/28/2002
International: No

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