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The botany of desire : a plant's-eye view of the world

Author: Michael Pollan; Scott Brick
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, [2013], ℗2006.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 humankind₂s most basic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan; Scott Brick
ISBN: 9781480555280 1480555282
OCLC Number: 859937809
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 8:56:00.
Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Description: 8 audio discs (8 hr., 56 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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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 humankind₂s most basic yearnings. And just as we've benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them.

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