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The Botany of Desire: A Plant´s-eye View of the World

Michael Pollan

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Every 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, Michael Pollan 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?

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Michael Pollan

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