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The botany of desire : a plants-eye view of the world

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2001.
Series: G.K. Hall large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan
ISBN: 0783896417 9780783896410
OCLC Number: 47868971
Description: 355 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Desire, sweetness : plant, the apple --
Desire, beauty : plant, the tulip --
Desire, intoxication : plant, marijuana --
Desire, control : plant, the potato.
Series Title: G.K. Hall large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.

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