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

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: London [England] : Bloomsbury, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species - the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato, and describes how each has thrived by satisfying humankind's most basic desires.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan
ISBN: 0747563004 9780747563006
OCLC Number: 1016676880
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
"This paperback edition published 2003"--T.p. verso.
Awards: Short-listed for Natural World Book of the Year 2002
Description: xxiv, 291 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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