The Botany of Desire: A Plant'S-Eye View of the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Scott Brick

The Botany of Desire: A Plant'S-Eye View of the World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Scott Brick year 2015
  • Book name: The Botany of Desire: A Plant'S-Eye View of the World
  • Author: Scott Brick
  • Release date: 2015/1/16
  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781501245756
  • Rating: 7.51 of 10
  • Votes: 848
  • Review by: George Bates
  • Review rating: 9.67 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/21
  • Total pages: 282
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America. 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 tulip, 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, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom? Praise for the narrator: 'Scott Brick uses his skill with expression...to produce an audible intoxication.' -AudioFile
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H46M53S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Botany & Plant Sciences, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Available formats: EPUB, AZW3, TXTz, PDF, DOC, TXT, RTF, WORD. Compressed in ISO, RAR, ZIP, RZ
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  • Format: Cd-Audio
  • Approximate value: 10.02 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x171x13mm
  • Weight: 68g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Not Available
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