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The Botany of Desire : A Plant's Eye View of the World (2001 original; edició 2001)

de 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 tulop, 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?… (més)
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Títol:The Botany of Desire : A Plant's Eye View of the World
Autors:Michael Pollan
Informació:New York: Random House, c2001. xxv, 271 p. ; 25 cm. 1st ed
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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World de Michael Pollan (2001)

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    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities de Amy Stewart (clif_hiker)
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    Shrinking the Cat de Sue Hubbell (lorax)
    lorax: Both books are case studies of human breeding and selection of four domestic species; while the focus of the two is different there's enough overlap to create common interest, and both books choose apples as one of the species of interest.
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    Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused de Mike Dash (lorax)
    lorax: The Dutch "tulip mania" touched on in this book is explored in more detail in Tulipomania.
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weed chapter was most interesting part ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
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  18cran | Aug 4, 2021 |
Interesting stories about four plants that have played a significant role in human society: the apple, the potato, the tulip, and marijuana. Pollan discusses a significant time in the history of the domestication of the plant and also how and why human desires affected our relationship with the plant. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
Adult nonfiction. I like Michael Pollan, but his books take so long to read. Interesting, if you can sit through it all. I think I'd prefer to just watch the PBS special based on this book. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Libro affascinante che mescola notizie botaniche, storiche, ed esperienze personali dell'autore su tre piante che si sono coevolute insieme al genere umano: il tulipano, la patata e la cannabis.
Il filo conduttore del libro è se siamo stati noi umani a selezionare le piante da addomesticare o se, al contrario, sono state le piante che, scegliendo come strategia evolutiva il soddisfacimento dei desideri umani, si sono assicurate la collaborazione del più attivo propagatore di semi di tutto il pianeta. ( )
  Kua | Jun 22, 2021 |
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In other words, human desire shapes the plants that then shape human desire. In displaying for us, in his graceful and literate way, the intricacies of the mechanisms involved, Mr. Pollan shines a light on our own nature as well as on our implication in the natural world.
 
It's an absorbing subject, and Pollan, like his hero, brings a clutch of quirky talents to the task of exploring it. He has a wide-ranging intellect, an eager grasp of evolutionary biology and a subversive streak that helps him root out some wonderfully counterintuitive points. His prose both shimmers and snaps, and he has a knack for finding perfect quotes in the oddest places (George Eliot is somehow made to speak for the sense-attenuating value of a good high). Best of all, Pollan really loves plants.
 

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For my parents, who never doubted (or if they did, never let it show); and my grandfather, with gratitude
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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 tulop, 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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