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

    The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (CD-Audio) By (author) Michael Pollan, Performed by Scott Brick

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    DescriptionEvery 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, the book that helped make Michael Pollan one of the most trusted food experts in America, the bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma 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 satisfy 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, the plants have also benefited at least as much from their association with us. So who is really domesticating whom? Praise for the narrator: "Scott Brick uses his skill with expression...to produce an audible intoxication." - AudioFile

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    The Botany of Desire
    A Plant's-Eye View of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Pollan, Performed by Scott Brick
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    ISBN 13: 9781480555297
    ISBN 10: 1480555290

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    BIC subject category V2: PST
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    DC22: 580
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    LC classification: QK
    Abridged Dewey: 580
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    DC21: 580
    BISAC V2.8: NAT026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56740
    Thema V1.0: WNP, PST
    Edition statement
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    05 November 2013