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

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Pollan links 4 fundamental human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control - with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato.

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In telling the stories of 4 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?

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Author Michael Pollan
Publisher Random House
Page Count 304pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 8
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date May 28, 2002
ISBN 978-0375760396

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