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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World: Library Edition
By Scott Brick (narrator) and Michael Pollan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Publication date November 5, 2013
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781480555303
ISBN-10 1480555304
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $39.97
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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



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With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (November 5, 2013); titled "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World: Library Edition"
9781480555303 | details & prices | 6.50 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $39.97
About: 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.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (November 5, 2013); titled "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World: Library Edition"
9781480555310 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $39.97
About: 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.

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