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    DescriptionIn his articles and in best-selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world. A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere. ?As delicious a meditation on one man’s relationships with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” (The New York Times Book Review), Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation. With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn, a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck, to an essay about the sexual politics of roses, Pollan has created a passionate and eloquent argument for reconceiving our relationship with nature.

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    Second Nature
    A Gardener's Education
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Pollan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802140111
    ISBN 10: 0802140114

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC22: 635.9
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    B&T Approval Code: A60090000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: GAR002000
    B&T Approval Code: A71010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: SB455 .P58 2003
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    Grove Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Delightful. . . . Part autobiography, part gardening book, part intellectual odyssey. . . . ["Second Nature"] is a large spirited and ultimately hopeful work."--Frank Levering, "The Washington Post Book World" "A joy to read...[Pollan] writes with humor, acerbity, magnanimity...and all those good qualities that lead to charm and--one almost dares say it--wisdom."-- Henry Mitchell, "The Los Angeles Times" "The best book about Americans and their gardens in decades. "Second Nature" reads like brilliant entertainment, but it is serious wisdom. Michael Pollan...is a genuine heir to my favorite nature write, Mark Twain." -Simon Schama, "The Boston Globe" "One of the distinguished gardening books of our time." -Noel Perrin, "USA Today" ""Second Nature" is...as delicious a meditation on one man's relationship with the earth as any of you are as likely to come upon." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Deft and often dazzling... about gardening, but only in the same way that Dante's Divine Comedy is about getting lost in the woods... I know no book on gardening that is quite as illuminating and fascinating as this one." --Allen Larcy, "The New York Times" "The appeal of this book is its ability to inspire readers to contemplate the meanings and implications of their gardens.... Second Nature was first published in 1991. Luckily for the reader, and to Michael Pollan's credit, the book's main concepts do not become less meaningful or thought-provoking with the passage of time.... Pollan's aims aren't to persuade, but to encourage us to take a second look -- at ourselves, our world, and our gardens." --Scott Atkinson, "Garden Solutions" "Wonderful. . . . Pollan brings the shrewd eye of a social historian. . . . Most things in Pollan's book work upward toward metaphor--even though he takes care to root every metaphor in aerated soil, rich with the compost of organic experience." --Richard Dyer, "The Boston Globe" "He's wri