The botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world (Audiobook on CD, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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The botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In [this book, the author] demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He 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, [he] illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan
OCLC Number: 56823822
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 2002, ©2001. Random House Trade Paperback ed.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Desire, sweetness / plant, the apple --
Desire, beauty / plant, the tulip --
Desire, intoxication / plant, marijuana --
Desire, control / plant, the potato.
Responsibility: Michael Pollan.

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In [this book, the author] demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He 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, [he] illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings.-Back cover.

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