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Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Plants & Botany: General

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

By: Michael Pollan(Author)
291 pages, no illustrations
The Botany of Desire
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  • The Botany of Desire ISBN: 9780747563006 Paperback Mar 2003 In stock
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  • The Botany of Desire ISBN: 9780747557944 Hardback Mar 2002 Out of Print #131434
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About this book

Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species – the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato, and describes how each has thrived by satisfying humankind's most basic desires.

Shortlisted for the Natural World Book Prize 2002.

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Biography

Michael Pollan is the author of two prize-winning books, Second Nature and A Place of my Own. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Pollan was recently awarded the first Reuters-World Conservation Union Global Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.

By: Michael Pollan(Author)
291 pages, no illustrations
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"Pollan's stories sparkle with curious facts and bold superstitions His aim is to encourage us to reconsider our place in the natural world"
Sunday Telegraph

"Beautifully written, as compelling as a detective thriller"
– Penelope Hobhouse

"An immensely readable and thought-provoking book"
The Independent

"Pollen's stories sparkle with curious facts and bold superstitions His aim is to encourage us to reconsider our place in the natural world"
– Anne Chisholm, Sunday Telegraph

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