The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-Eye View of the World
An engaging and highly original account of four everyday plants and their co-evolution with people. Pollan
challenges the traditional view of humans and nature.
The story of how the apple, for example, induced early Americans to spread the species across a whole new continent is fascinating. His wide-ranging references and charming manner do much to support his contention that man and nature will always be "in this boat together."
About this Author
Michael Pollan is the author of seven books, including Cooked: The Natural History of Transformation, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, and The Omnivore's Dilemma. A longtime contributor to The New York Times, he is also the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
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