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Second Nature

By: Michael Pollan(Author)
279 pages, no illustrations
Second Nature
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  • Second Nature ISBN: 9780747533894 Paperback Jun 1997 Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Second Nature ISBN: 9780747527527 Hardback Dec 1996 Out of Print #57346
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Second Nature is a lively and absorbing account of one man's experience in his garden. But it is much more than a book about gardening. In the tradition of nature writing, this extraordinary book invites us to explore our unexamined feelings about nature and our place in the landscape.

Michael Pollan brilliantly promotes the garden – rather than the wild – as the most appropriate place for rethinking our relationship with nature. Second Nature contains plenty of information – there are chapters on the virtues of composting, how to plant a tree for the long haul, reading between the lines of seed catalogues, and the secrets of the green thumb – but its true focus is the philosophy of gardening, what gardening has to teach us about the troubled borders between nature and culture, our attitudes towards wild places and animals, the urgent environmental questions we face, class consciousness in the gardening world and the moral dimensions of landscape.

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By: Michael Pollan(Author)
279 pages, no illustrations
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"Endlessly entertaining"

"When he says that a garden is the place for being in, rather than for looking at, you know that here is someone who is concerned with more than picture-book aspirations"

"By far the most readable book of the year. Open it at almost any page and there is a paragraph to catch the attention."
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