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

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-eye View of the World
Paperback ? 1 January 2002
byMichael Pollan(Author)

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

Paperback ? 1 January 2002

by Michael Pollan

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited; New edition (1 January 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 9780747563006
  • Weight : 250 g
  • Dimensions : 13 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm

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ISBN-10: 0747563004
ISBN-13: 9780747563006
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 3/1/2006

A farmer cultivates genetically modified potatoes so that a customer at Mc Donald's half a world away can enjoy a long, golden french fry. A gardener plants tulip bulbs in the autumn and in the spring has a riotous patch of colour to admire. Two simple examples of how humans act on nature to get what we want. Or are they? What if those potatoes and tulips have evolved to gratify certain human desires so that humans will help them multiply? What if, in other words, these plants are using us just as we use them? In blending history, memoir and superb science writing, Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato.
 

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Weight 250 kg
Dimensions 13 × 19.7 × 2.2 cm

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