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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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5 / 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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Top Customer Reviews: Weeds: In Defense ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 38 ratings
4 / 5
I have been disappointed with this book. You are not that it has expected at all. It is more as the history of amour in plants that when being informative.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
This was the add read for any interested in fauna and British flora. Sound count it fantastically writing of a diverse character by means of a year, for the connoisseur and observant naturalist, the one who really comprises a field. It has taken some serious patience and hardiness the lurk in a coverage of the hedgerow (in his own earth is of entity to remark) and look a world spends of longitude. I am looked forward to to choose on a book (a lot of ipad) every time and was sad that such the travesía wonderful has had to finalise.
4 / 5
Ossia An entertaining read, the ramble by means of a weeds expósito in the abandoned zones fail our cities. It has been expecting the reference of a weeds origins and propagation, an information is in here, but no in any mandate. As with his another reservation, his still the like to read, as well as when being informative.
4 / 5
This book is very written, and a quality of a hardback is like this beautiful. It would recommend to buy everything of Richard Mabeys books, but the amour a way this one looks so as it has liked him to them read the.
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Very read, gave the new perspectives in that see visitatore like this unwanted to our garden. Recommended.
5 / 5
Exceptional - Richard Mabey weaves a natural and cultural history joint like this well, and like this readably. It is in the class of the his own!
5 / 5
A book is not quite that has loved, but will maintain it.
5 / 5
A wonderful book that has learnt the plot roughly a lot so only weeds but Shakespeare, a Garden of Eden myth and so more. They Liked him Especially of some names of a weeds. My preferred was always 'rosebay willowherb'
5 / 5
Brilliant. It would owe that be a obligatory school text. Beautiful.
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Very interesting. Richard Mabey the books are full of the information and I always maintain partorisca dip in and out of on some years.
4 / 5
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4 / 5
A fascinating book - full of information. Well it writes also.
5 / 5
Mine has liked so I have given a copy and have bought another For me. Reading obbligatoria For all those that love to remove he erbacce of the parrot garden, and no.
5 / 5
has bought partorisca my brother-in-law the one who found the fascinating and would not annoy the reading if it had not appealed! A real winner. Law anything that has substance and knowledge. I am expecting partorisca take loaned he of him so that I can have the bed of him.
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4 / 5
has Had to that choose some flowers out of a weeds literally to the equal that have found this quite weighed in disposal. It was quite it disappoints it
4 / 5
Really fascinating book, value the bed for any interested in character
5 / 5
One adds read. I gave it to friends of the gardening and all there is enjoyed the reading. It could do with the bit of the glossary of a lot of some common weed the names can be common in United Kingdom but no in some the EUA. It was amused to learn that charlock is the wild mustard. The one who has known?
5 / 5
Like this reserves a lot of. I left that it loves the look on the each plant has mentioned, to study them, to find like this the be be use for first humans to obtain a title of 'weed'.
5 / 5
'Weeds' Was the addition has suggested the another plants the pound has related purchased, still found took me more wanted for some histories and the myths have attributed to some plants am detailed for Gentleman Mabry then a Latin-smothered, dryly there is detailed book I originally has purchased. Well fact, ladies!
4 / 5
Follows and is always be the defender of 'weeds'. I have studied herbalism, and and has to that way that has used called 'weeds' and herbs for a lot of things on some years. Ossia Like an epic, history familiarised of weeds, where has begun, where to find them. Also it goes back to a lot of herbalists and naturalists, comprising Culpepper and quotes sources. Far to be dry and textbook-like, is witty and interesting and downright fascinating. If it likes him-you the flowers, wildflowers, herbs or yes, which some call of people weeds.. Calm really need read this book.
Recommended.
4 / 5
Love this book!!! Fantastically Writing, lyrical, poetic, ape, delicious in the each way. For ALL The WORLD-WIDE any character and gardening. I included taken teary eyed the little time that reads some descriptions written for early botanists, poets, artists, etc, and there be enjoyed to look on an art and photo of some plants in a 'coverage. The plants are astonishingly 'human'!
Elaine Creaden
4 / 5
Adapted me of walks with biologists and agro expert. Some histories and the connections were pleasant surprises to to the the people like to of them of those who the recognition and the commentaries are limited partorisca contrive it to to him like him, 'of good leaf.' A lot partorisca learn in this book.
4 / 5
Has think that this was American weeds, but ossia mainly United Kingdom. So only so that all the world knows. Any really be reading this of then does not have any relevance of mine.
5 / 5
I really liked this book, so much so that I found that pause roughly he in the party. Partorisca me, ossia the serious compliment. No never it has listened of an author but go to read more than his work, reason seat likes the most interesting person (any one the joke) and, more than everything, a half roadside the plot is now the most interesting plot mine! Thank you Ladies Mabey.
4 / 5
Has purchased this book after the recent movement to a country in that is looked that almost all that grows in ten acres was the weed. After reading Ladies Mabey the book is clear that has not gone bad in mine weed evaluation, but now have the better recognition of his function, and am bent much less to try to take touched of of them everything. In fact it would be likely no!
4 / 5
All my life has appreciated them a beauty that is resupplied in a world for free for some a lot of varieties of flowering (and that flowers any) plants concealed grows to the long of roadsides, in a flange of forest, issues medians, included in some cracks of footpaths of cities. richard mabey Speaks elloquently of such the amour of the his native england hedgerows, industrial waste-places, and alike zones. It enjoys his writing and his endeavours to signal was ours that can have it been missing a lot down the ours noses.
5 / 5
Is the fun read but this is to base the experiences in Inghilterra, this in spite of of weeds has been extended like this universally for discharges in the here in some the EUA also. Interesting in as an English collecting during an Empire has spent like this home turf.
4 / 5
With his thoughtful prose and idea, has painted the picture coloreado that use occasional references to some different poets, observations and musings of the philosopher or two, and one his encyclopaedic knowledge typical of plants.
4 / 5
Interesting. The majority weeds a lot common in EUA but still in interesting. A lot of history and use in art.
4 / 5
This book is full of interesting information in weeds and where grows. I found it writing with humour and still is enjoying.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 56 ratings
4 / 5
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A better section of this book according to which am concerned is a chapter on Marijuana. My husband is the abuse of substance counselor and has recommended a his chapter. It can be be headline, 'All calm has not loved never know roughly Marijuana that does not have says calm in criminology or medical school class.' If has has not decided still some officials of government of the the USA the one who devised a war in of the drugs is dice , read this understand and you will result convinced. War partorisca drug in fact!!! We do not learn anything with To the Capone??
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5 / 5
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Likes look behind, finds them is pollan those who there is singly nabbed me it the respect. Still I can take a fascination has had them with his april 1997 piece in harper seen again 'the opium has done easy'. Also, his recent new york the piece of magazine of the time 'this steer' life' grabbed me out of complacency. Partorisca me, is resulted a james glick of a natural world. This in spite of all the tongue of this like this more personal. It is easy to speculate in that cellular technology could do, and so much of our admiration of scientific discovery has a lot partorisca do with futurism. pollan, this in spite of uses scientific discipline to investigation that that already is, which forces partorisca apply our alcohols to questions and of the occasions that already exist more than the accelleration of anticipation on that it could be it yes so only. Yes, bluetooth wireless could leave me to do x and and z in tomorrows world, but has potatoes and of the apples in a phase today which represent an extraordinarily complex mix (or lack of the same) of genetic science. This can exert them intellectual test in this subject I today excite me much more that a possibility that could be them the morning of ready consumer. Included better, that could result them the gardener today and that there is partorisca struggle on 'open source' the seeds today is far more than appealing that parallel subject in software. It follows that the think but even more the one who eats them. pollan Gives so many new ways to think in that eats them.
He botany Of the desire is delightfully entangled in thrilling them to him human likes him the title suggests. There is more than science here partorisca contemplate. There is a whole cognitive history partorisca contemplate. To the respect, pollan results the half with which borges to the equal that presents a reader to a contingent memesphere of plants whose influence changes human destiny - the hid world-wide suddenly does visible. How it is any boy that comment the flower has joined partorisca do in the interest of a flower as to bee? One do one partorisca feel. One do one partorisca think. One do one partorisca choose it. Suddenly the comprise a conflict the have when my daughter chooses a random dandelion partorisca blow his seeds. It is the weed the say, but those who that can resist? And in an end has left them his swipe. I pluck daisys And verify a loyalty of my amour, the can not resist looking for a lucky clover. Have coevolved Partorisca do like this and our present is a the result of a irresistable attractive of humans and plants.
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4 / 5
Of a tomato, suspected of poisonous intentions to a tulip, creator of financial frenzy, in the marijuana and some political machinations that surrounds it, to a potato and some effects partorisca scare of genetic manipulation, A Botany of the desire informs, illuminates, entertains and precautions we roughly plants and our reports with them. So only a section on marijuana deviated of a title, giving more than the point of view of an author that a plant this. A final section in a potato, Monsanto and some practices of the agriculture of factory would owe that be reading required partorisca consumers, the producers and that are to register with doing decisions in pesticides, fertilizante and use of earth.

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4 / 5
This book is the glorious adventure in a field of botany. Using four examples this text follows a history and complex development of this living basics.
4 / 5
Loves this book. Ossia A third book has read of Pollan - really adds.
4 / 5
Has arrived in good-looking condition - I would buy again.
5 / 5
Has loved this book. A historical look in of the sure plants and to the equal that has affected the human history is fascinating.
4 / 5
Michael Pollan--before it result overexposed and boring.
5 / 5
This book has been mine rid with 30 pages that loses. I have not been rasgados was, was so only very printed properly the supposition.
5 / 5
Has read this book and calm can any never eat the conventionally grown potato again. I know no. If it have not been the organic gardener consecrated partorisca on 40 years, would result an after read The BOTANY OF DESIRE. I find it incredibly puzzling that more the people have not bitten an organic ball. For real I create to diet partorisca eat grown conventionally can shorten your life and spend on all the classes of aches, aches, and the illnesses can a lot of otherwise suffers. Works of the organic gardening and a material grow is better partorisca you. If any one calms that can grow, partorisca sakes of advantage, hustle on down your tent of the Whole lunch more after and buy it. The organic lunch can be more type that conventional lunches, but in a long career will save you in of the medical bills.
The book of Michael Polline is simply a together better of the tests of gardening have read in the longitude while, perhaps never. And this is saying to plot because they are the big defender of books of gardening ( has revised on 100 of them partorisca Amazon). Has any reading something like this enjoyable of the columns and the books of Henry Mitchell. It is not often the book of the tests of garden can do you laugh (misadventures with Mary Jane), cry of mark (one million Irish died of starvation), you angry (one million Irish dead person), and smiled (is there a lot of like this lovely tulip as 'A Queen of a Night?'
Pollan Has spent four plants, Apple, Tulips, Marijuana, and Potatoes. His first chapter in of the apples, disabused me of all my ideas roughly Johnny Appleseed. It have read Anna Pavord rid The TULIP, likes section of tulip of Pollan the book was a less than interests partorisca me, although it adds some interesting anecdotal information.
A better section of this book according to which am concerned is a chapter on Marijuana. My husband is the abuse of substance counselor and has recommended a his chapter. It can be be headline, 'All calm has not loved never know roughly Marijuana that does not have says calm in criminology or medical school class.' If has has not decided still some officials of government of the the USA the one who devised a war in of the drugs is dice , read this understand and you will result convinced. War partorisca drug in fact!!! We do not learn anything with To the Capone??
A section in a plant of potato is downright scary. Pollan Adventures with Monsanto is illuminating. Once again, a feds exited likes transmission bunnies. Or, perhaps it is some officials of elected and his appointees those who will not leave a EPA and USDA is work . A material on evolution in this amiably complete section Steve Jones' DARWIN' GHOST. Monsanto Is in a process partorisca obtain patents in of the natural substances and of the evolutionary processes that will affect a whole alimentary canal-and a CEO said 'trust me'. Yeah, Well.
Calm the favour, during an advance of cold time. It crimps up in an easy chair with the cup of tea and read this book. If you garden or no, calms that will want to.
5 / 5
michael pollan Is a man the love my edges partorisca follow. There is singlehandedly partorisca me the science has turned behind to a direction of biology and out of mathematics and technology. If these touches oxymoronic is perhaps why in the partner like this mathematician easily and technology directly with the hardware and an integer skew a cold war has had in american science. When it has on grown, thinking roughly the science and the brains have meant partorisca think in rockets, space, nuclear engergy, electrical, civil engineering and maquinal. A saint grail of sympathetic state in a level of equations of maxwells and some the big priests of all were some theoretical physicists. Other scientific alcohols like watson, crick and darwin was minor lights of the that has to that it was partorisca inspire battle of elementary level against some religious fundamentalists. But it do not have any way that that studies the plants could rival studying steel. pollan Presents a possibility partorisca 4H partorisca result more populate that a club of computer, a botany of the desire is one self-evident.
In a past ten years, computers geeks taste there is prendido so only partorisca turn of our bosses to a natural world partorisca an occasional publication. jared I germs of guns of the diamond and the steel is roughly be second the one who the majority of knots has been has had to that follow this street. But 'he botany of wish' has ignited it curiousity in a natural world the has not felt of a first time has followed them jacques and his edges am gone in a calypso. Speaking with dolphins and chimps has has generated so only the vocabulary of the few words of hundred with the few researchers of dozen at most, but pollan illumniates the dialogue among plants and of the humans that goes back dozens of generations in of the hundreds of ways around a world. Distilling it down to tulips, apples, cannibis and potatoes, pollans smoothly scientific narrative and philosophical has generated it kernel to interest concealed easily could go in dozens of directions. Each one which so it has taken me to him anxious to take my hands dirty.
Likes look behind, finds them is pollan those who there is singly nabbed me it the respect. Still I can take a fascination has had them with his april 1997 piece in harper seen again 'the opium has done easy'. Also, his recent new york the piece of magazine of the time 'this steer' life' grabbed me out of complacency. For me, it is resulted a james glick of a natural world. This in spite of all the tongue of this like this more personal. It is easy to speculate in that cellular technology could do, and so much of our admiration of scientific discovery has a lot to do with futurism. pollan, this in spite of uses scientific discipline to investigation that that already is, which forces to apply our alcohols to questions and of the occasions that already exist more than the accelleration of anticipation on that it could be it yes so only. Yes, bluetooth wireless could leave me to do x and and z in tomorrows world, but has potatoes and of the apples in a phase today which represent an extraordinarily complex mix (or lack of the same) of genetic science. This can exert them intellectual test in this subject I today excite me much more that a possibility that could be them the morning of ready consumer. Included better, that could result them the gardener today and that there is to struggle on 'open source' the seeds today is far more than appealing that parallel subject in software. It follows the one who the think but even more the one who eats them. pollan Gives so many new ways to think in that eats them.
The botany Of the desire is delightfully entangled in thrilling them to him human likes him the title suggests. There is more than science here to contemplate. There is a whole cognitive history to contemplate. To the respect, pollan results the half with which borges to the equal that presents a reader to a contingent memesphere of plants whose influence changes human destiny - the hid world-wide suddenly does visible. How it is any boy that comment the flower has joined to do in the interest of a flower as to bee? One do one to feel. One do one to think. One do one to choose it. Suddenly the comprise a conflict the have when my daughter chooses a random dandelion to blow his seeds. It is the weed the say, but those who that can resist? And in an end has left them his swipe. I pluck daisys And verify a loyalty of my amour, the can not resist looking for a lucky clover. Have coevolved To do like this and our present is a the result of a irresistable attractive of humans and plants.
There is much more that a engrossing law here. For me, the world has been offered and the with excites to anticipate committed. For a way, some points of bibliography the multiple dimensions of new knowledge. It does not lose this book. It is crucial.
5 / 5
Michael Pollan is A Botany of the desire is the collection of four tests on four different plants, each one in representative the desire that the humans have: apples (sweetness), tulips (beauty), marijuana (intoxication), and potatoes (control). Pollan The writing is clear and purposeful, full of a class of rampant speculation that would take the real scientist in question (or labeled like him escientific of pop' as Carl Sagan was), but perfect for a gardener-turned-detective that Pollan east. In institute, learns that the plots boil down the basic structures, one of them when being human vs. Character. Pollan Tentativas To the toe concealed and write the book that is character vs. Humans to direct on like a profit of plants of some years of selection for humans. Although a book is obstensibly on some plants, Pollan present you to the number of people those who resupply both an assistance and some foils for his natural protagonists, likes: Johnny Appleseed (a real figure) and Bill Jones (the one who is interested more in the St. Appleseed); Monsanto, His captive clients, and one had been he -grille organic farmer Mike Heath; Bryan R., He breeder and grower of marijuana in America, the one who is both scared and proud of his patch of [marijuana]; and Dr. Pauw, The one who has possessed all but one of one the majority of has has wished tulips during a mania that Olanda unexpectedly.
A fashion of a book resembles that of John McPhee, partly been due to his structure of four tests, but also in of the sections the scarce , broken that flit behind-and-advance in time, place and has thought. Pollan, The difference of McPhee, has the conclusion to draw of his subject, this in spite of, and ossia a need to sustain biodiversity and his fear of monoculture--the be it naturalidad to one likes me a reliance in a 'lumper' potato in Ireland this headed to one Wins of the potato Adds or an artificial one of human culture, where the people aim the row to interest in a lot of things, any one so only a tulip (or ) of a moment. Reading among some lines, one can celebrate a lot so only a marvel of character but also dread a danger of hubris thinks that is separated of this character, that is not changed like this for him so much changes he. These days of global heating and other environmental pressures, is the lesson all does well to heed.
5 / 5
I doubt would have chosen on the book called 'A Botany of Wish' if no for some very odd circumstances. I have required something to read while while in a room of emergency, and my partner has better data this reserves my woman for his anniversary. It is a gardener , and my flavour in the literature usually pursues to a fictitious, but found me enjoying 'TBOD' in spite of me.
Michael Pollan acts out of an unusual, but simple proposition: these plants have evolved to use human beings so many so it has evolved to use plants. It uses four examples to illustrate his point: an apple (sweetness), a tulip (beauty), marijuana (intoxication), and a potato (control), each plant that represents the basic human desire. A way these plants use our desires is evolutionarily the good thing for a plant, leaving them to propagate like this crazy and result stronger and far more resilient partorisca time and illness.
Like some of another reviewers there is remarked, 'TBOD' is quite light in a real science, but an audience to aim here is not the scientists or that require heavy quantities of tests scienziathe partorisca enjoy the book. It is the book of prose , written for people that actuates little working knowledge of plants or a garden, and has found some historical episodes Pollan has resupplied much more entertaining that his real thesis (which is class of one of this 'well, duh!' Things in all the chance). His deconstruction of Johnny Appleseed myth (I is been born in Centrical Ohio, and has on grown with him, as it interests to read some facts) was priceless, as it was his treatment of a historical function of flowers and drugs likes marijuana.
'TBOD' Is a lot of-writing, and Pollan has the order of the scarce prose in of the writers these days. His words flow very only of a tongue (or page, if calm ), knows like this partorisca act the sentence and the paragraph to create and enhance a way of a passage - is the deft scribbling hand, in fact. If you want to it drives on gardening and ganadería of plant, look elsewhere. If it love the good bed in plants historically and evolutionarily that pause, the control was 'TBOD.'
Final note: B+
5 / 5
reading this book is likes to take the little travesía, and credit partorisca east goes to a fashion of wonderful and brilliant writing sequencing of narratives for a writer. A book in the aims of basic level to explore a next interaction of humanity and four botanic elements different, and tentativas to aim an influence that this interaction has had in a flow of history.
Start with a history of Johnny Appleseed dipped in the languorous backdrop, a book dulcemente the flanges advances to a history of a Tulip ... Place in a backdrop of the to Europe this has begun to surface like the sea of entity-faring continent with amazing adventurers. A then done book surrounds it silent to a taboo plants of Marijuana (for some serious/ex users of weed, some descriptions of some experiences and a scientific analysis of a subject is ...Simply It Imports to Blow). Following this section and that has dipped a reader in the contemplative subject, a now short book to the climactic arrived with the brilliant discussion in some subjects that considers genetically has modified collected and his partner-econo-political consequences.
MP Is the pair of writer Exc, and this does a book the wonderful bed. A book is almost like the little rivulet, this continues in to result the river partorisca roar, which soothes in his final leg to a mar... And then funds with a vast ocean that it is limitless and boundless. And while doing so much, MP the touches subjects like this diverse likes history, geography, politician, economy and of course... botany!
4 / 5
In spite of a title, this book contains a lot small botany and almost everything is the history of animal report with plants and like the humans have affected sure plants more than another way around. A house of text on four plants (trees of apple, tulips, plants of marijuana, and potatoes) which gives an author little occasion to explore one affects plants in a rest of a world. It have preferred an author has turned one @@subjects around to aim ways of entities that the plants affect a world with a lot of examples of different plant for each effect.
An author mostly rambles by means of loosely has has related episodes that stand in his own and could do better like some histories in of the magazines or an edition of Sunday of a paper. His central premise---that plant purposedly affect a world-wide---is almost entirely abandoned after the few pages. In fact, the majority of the ganadería of a man of show of the histories of plants for concrete characteristics more than another way around. Some episodes are more in the activities of an author while researching a book that a subject he, and finds like this he rube the majority of a time. Although this can appeal to some readers, felt misled for an advertising and title.
Some of some histories are interesting, but is the bad data endures that it creates a tone of the report of book of the institute more than the history written for any with the mandate of a subject. A reader would be better separate books read in a history of the each one of some four plants. A good editor could cut two-third of this book this in spite of maintains everything of a good material, although it changes a title to any mislead a reader.
In everything, a premise is the wonderful idea , but a book is has executed bad.
4 / 5
Ossia An amazing book .
Author Pollan take on the travesía by means of history, botany, and a human psyche by means of examination of four plants - an apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.
Recurring I subjects by means of a book are that profit of plants to promote human attention, and some dangers of monoculture, especially man the one who modern has taken an available diversity in character and has limited severely that diversity, limiting some plants' qualified to answer to environmental challenges.
During a book he sprinkles tidbits of the information in a plant has described, and in a surrounding human culture. It develops, for chance, that an apple has not gone so only one of some only sources of sweetness in early Amsterdam, but that a main use of the apples in early Amsterdam was cider. Reason has limited like this an original diversity of an apple to so only the few tensions, the apples require big quantities of has applied artificially pesticide to struggle some plagues of apple that adapted constantly.
Explains no only like a mania of tulip in ascended of Olanda and has fallen, but reason a priced feathered or the tulips 'broken' was less strong.
In a discussion on marijuana, Pollan diverges the interesting discussions of a chemistry of human consciousness, like the psychoactive plants interact with our consciousness, the reaction of the society to an use of marijuana, and to the equal that has has strengthened prohibitions against the ironically directed marijuana of more potent marijuana.
Speaking in a potato, Pollard tongue some dangers of genetically engineered that they spend plants in the pesticide gene of the bacteria to a potato, which results in any only biological danger, but a danger to dip subject big in tight control of agriculture. Pollard Also speaks no only like a plague of Irish potato has come to be, but reason particularly impact an Irish.
Woven By means of all these discussions is a subject of one breaking the human attitude to that admires his character wildness, while trying exerts maximum control on that.
Will enjoy this book - like this calm the alike book (this in spite of less esoteric) - _An Empire of Plants: People and Plant concealed has Changed a World_ for Toby and Musgrave, which explores some worlds of tobacco, cane of sugar, cotton, tea, poppies, quinine and hule.
5 / 5
Can not say there is not enjoyed this book; had a lot of moments when it was engrossed for him. For chance, found fascinating a discussion of as the marijuana has changed of a 70s, a description of a park of organic potato in comparison to the conventional a, and a history of as an apple travelled of Kazakhstan to Amsterdam.
Still like this interesting likes some of these histories were, has had a lot another concealed has fallen slowly, like a longwinded comparisons among Johnny Appleseed and a Greek god Dionysus. Surely, a distinction among that is or is not that it interests is drawn partly for individual preference. But also it thinks a structure of a book has the treat well to blame to share.
BOTANY OF THE DESIRE is divided to four parts (apple, tulip, marijuana, potato) each one which so directing on like these plants have developed, by means of evolution, differential methods partorisca appeal to our desires (partorisca sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and controls respectively). An idea is that the plants use so as think that use them to knots. It is in good premise , but does not take his in any way structured. He never strays too far of a subject, but neither have a lot he querella methodical. He instead said of the histories, but in a risk to say diverse, disparate some that often ramble.
Ossia Less the book to deepen yours comprising of character or botany and more the way to augment your tent of lore feeds (in a cook of one querella roughly evolution). Like this if ossia that calm and calm interest to the equal that to to books likes him to him Margaret Lived is A lot DEPENDS ON DINE, then recommend of this book. It is not that I add like the book on science or evolution. But although they are the little hard in a book, has to admit that Pollan loves me begin the garden.
5 / 5
Pollan Does a quite striking point in an Introduction that prpers and our domesticated plants are involved in the coevolutionary report. We use him to knots and they in tower use. A bumblebee thinks that that it is a esubject in a garden and a flower is plundering for his drop of nectar' is an object. 'But we know that ossia lacking only of his imagination. A truth of a subject is that a flower there is cleverly has manipulated a bee to hauling his pollen of blossom to blossom.' (p. xiv)
And so much is with us. There is no @@@subject and any object. A grammar is all wrong. We plant and disperse an apple, thinking law of our volition, still of the point of view of an apple, there is enticed in the by means of his bribe of sweetness to further his propagation. It has touched to our desire. One same can be said of the each one another plant 'domesticated' for humans. Like this Pollan the points was, of the main point of view our park and the gardens are so only another part of a half 'wild'. And , also, it is part of this half--increasingly the run the most significant. Some plants, and of course some cows, some ants, a roaches, some dogs and some cats, rule to a half, or his no. One some concealed flourish. Those that any one, an a lot of oak, perhaps, some trees of hard forests of equatorial jungles, some tigers and a condor, this can any one, will go a way of a dodo.
This idea is not original with Pollan, of course, but in any one leaves to have I seen the presented like this convincingly. In the sense is not a hurt, is some facts. Pollan Illustrates his thesis in four chapters in an apple, a tulip, c√°nnabis, and a potato.
In a chapter in tulips and a mania of tulip learns that we are probably hard-wired to love flowers. Reason? Reason 'the presence of the one of confidence predictor of future lunch.' (p. 68) we Want to that it is well for knots. We find beauty in this which feeds. Pollan Adds this escognizing and take the flowers helps it forager taking to a fruit [ossia to come] first.' (p. 68) it Can add that our amour for small animals is both in his appearance to our girls and (hid of our consciousness) his potential of nutritious value the time of wins. One could look in PBS serious of Character to see that lovingly a big cat doth lick his apresamiento.
In a chapter on marijuana Pollan admits to grow a noxious weed in his garden among some potatoes andthe tulips, but incurs to the paranoia of such horticulture is against a law. It signals with restriction to an absurdity of some anti-laws of marijuana, to an unconstitutional attack of property for some police of marijuana, etc., But a note that is pulling his punches. Or perhaps it feels that something is to obtain to use the calm voice. It goes America and discovers so only that potent a new marijuana is resulted. It sees an inner marijuana grows room and sees the one who sinsemilla is produced while it remarks that c√°nnabis is resulted the number of Amsterdam a harvest of cash. (p. 130). Also the remark concealed 'the fast apparition of the industry of domestic marijuana represent triumph it of protectionism' (p. 131). Yes, Virginia, a war to drug artificially is sustaining a big prize of marijuana and protecting 'the farmers have created of foreign competition.
A chapter in an apple concentrates in a life and career of John Chapman, AKA Johnny Appleseed, in the Pollan transforms Disney-ish Christianized American folk hero to 'the American Dionysus.' A reason? An apple seeds that Chapman dispersed has grown any one the Red Delicious apples or Macintoshes but to scrawny small things, mostly too bitter to eat this is to be do to cider, which has contained roughly three alcohol of porcentual, a drink of incumplimiento for some pioneers. They have loved for him, and occasionally there it has grown in fact out of some huerta of cider the tree or two this has spent advances fruit that could be eaten with liking, and fact to cakes and butter....
A final chapter in a potato there is Pollan planting Monsanto is genetically engineered NewLeaf potato, the potato that the products to the his own insecticide likes the part of a potato he to use the gene taken loaned of the common bacterium found in an earth. Pollan Hanged an importance of this while it take a history of a potato of his origins in Paths by means of his economic effect on Europe, and especially Ireland, to the his state today. It exits strongly against monoculture and in favour of biodiversity. It informs in Monsanto infamous 'Terminator' technology, genetic alteration of plants so that his seeds are barren, requiring a farmer to result that it depends to Monsanto for seeds, the technology that Monsanto 'has forsworn' following 'an international rain of critique.' (p. 233)
This the a lot of quite the book written in a understated way roughly that prpers deceive, likes failure to see a world-wide as really it is; to the equal that see a world of the singular point of view and restricted, in the like this @@@subject and actor, a rest of a half likes done to, when in truth, is just part of a main ecology, part of a process. We are creatures that boy partorisca do more palpable our morally ambiguous behaviour.
My favourite idea of a lot of in a book comes from/comes from page 247 where Pollan, take a brilliant time-photograph of period of David Attenborough PBS serious, 'A Private Life of Plants,' commentary, '...Our sense of the plants like this of the passive objects is fault of imagination, rooted in a fact that the plants occupy the one who quantities to the different dimension.'
5 / 5
Michael Pollan is the writer very end and also the gardener. Like the writer is infinitely curious roughly all the things, and in this book asks to go on down half of an explanation of evolution likes view of a point of view (plus or less) of some four plants whose produced are mentioned in a title of this description.
Is the travesía a lot that is mad about takes on, for so it dips people, thinks roughly evolution at all, is mainly in a descent of this animal of this another, or in chracteristics that marks this creature, and any that one, survives genetically. Seldom we think in a has sawed-evolution of plants with man, and ossia the one who this book is everything roughly. Some active plants latched to man and die sweetness, or beauty, or lunch, or pleasing alterations of brain. In the man of transmission has protected, and nurtured, and elected this plants the one who pleases; and in a process a genetic material of some plants has been casualidad given additional to survive in this world. The humans have trees of yard to help weeds the strongest result and more animate; and weeds has given grain and oats; the humans there is irrigated vast fields for another weeds, and has produced laughed with more and the main grains.
This delicious book has nettled apparently a lot of people. The scientist finds it incomplete, or superficial, or document it wrongly popularising scientific facts; that opone an a lot of the idea of evolution finds a presumptuous and wrong book. Another to to the just plain no likes them to them his tone, or his friendliness to c√°nnabis; but those of knots those who are neither scientific, neither bigots, neither carriers of axes in needing grind, find a quite glorious book in some amazing things door to light.
Does not think never will treat an apple without admiration, or spend of longitude the tulip and the ignore, or demean the potato; any when being any the elegant plus of c√°nnabis, am not sure that will do finds one of these plants during the calm walk in a country. In leat, I doff my discharges.
Ossia The book adds to give to friends of gardening, or to any the one who toils an earth. Or still to that is simply still daunted roughly anything that has to that do with character.
5 / 5
Is that the plant that churns his leaf in me to come there?! No, it can not be!, But after reading a BOTANY OF THE DESIRE is not surprised too himself concealed thought a lot of flit by means of your alcohol also; and no, calm does not have to that be under an influence of one of some plants Michael Pollan tongue roughly to think has taken. Our view of plants like passive partner in a longitude coevolutionary the life has shared with the man is the paradigm that this book looks for partorisca shatter. "Automatically we think of to the domestication likes them something do the another species", it says Gentleman Pollan "but has note like this a lot of to think of him like this something animal and sure plants have done ours." A title of some clues of book in this underlying premise. It is fact clear a lot quickly that Gentleman Pollan thinks that calm can not comprise insurances of behaviour and human desires without the prime minister that appreciates a world of plant and his report with ours.
For this divides his book to four part, each treating the concrete plant and the human desire: apples and sweetness, a tulip and beauty, c√°nnabis and intoxication and finally, a common potato and creates it or no, a desire for control. This book is the mix of fascinating history, accessible science, philosophical whimsy, humorous ideas to character, and simply good writing.
A history of a tulip is well has said. Of his development for a Ottoman turks by means of the period of "tulipomania" this has seen achieves "world-wide domination" in his appeal to humans, but ironically a time although it contributes to the class of madness that gripped a Dutch, and spent in economic ruin in Olanda of 17th century. A history of a c√°nnabis the plant is also a lot interesting how is some commentaries of authors in a war of drug, specifically to the equal that has sent simply growers indoors where the much more potent the hybrid has been developed. If you look in a world of view of a plant likes Gentleman Pollan tries to do throughout, calm simply would say that this was to plan probably for a c√°nnabis plants in a first place!
A better expression of this view of the plant of a world is resupplied for a following example. Included where knows that we were an active agent , controls, a domesticator, and has spent character and of the plants under our thumb by means of agriculture, Gentleman Pollan says " has note like this a lot of to think of to the agriculture likes them something some herbs have done the people like the way to conquer some trees."
Enjoys this fascinating has bitten of history, evolutionary biology, writing of character, and pure good entertainment, is that it plants there doing?
5 / 5
To the left it is partorisca take one a failure out of a way quickly. This rids is not "a plant is-view of eye of a world." It can be better subtitled "A Botanic Biography." Any subject. This a lot-group researched and wonderfully written of the tests examines a world of four mundane plants, an apple, tulip, hemp and potatoe. Pollan Describes the one who each like this touched work of entity in of the human subjects.
In Amsterdam, "Johnny Appleseed" it is giant figure in a mythology of a Valley of Ohio. Pollan Describes a life of his real-life counterpart, John Chapman. It averts of it repeats of Disney film of this character, was partorisca interest to know what agree a migratory apple orchardist of a punctual 19th century today. It revives Chapman memory [I never listened of has no Canadian counterpart.], Pollan take on the very developed history of this lovely fruit. An emigrant of the ancient Kazakhstan, can be be spend to one West to the long of a street of famous silk, according to Pollan. Together with a silk has come a process of grafting, invented by a Chinese. Pollan Is adapted that the flavour of an apple, which usually considers the human reaction, was attractive to a lot of animals, those directed if his wide propagation.

Pollan Movements of fruit partorisca flower. A tulip, this quintessential symbol of a Netherlands, was one first flower partorisca influence economic activity of entity. It describes a frantic "tulipomania" this there is swept that country a 17th century. The good-looking flowers are wished for more than people, but to insects, Pollan notes, means pollen and nectar. Insects of needs of the flowers partorisca ensure pollination - any insect, no more flowers. Pollan Suggest our own view of "beauty" it derives evolutionary roots.
Pollan Election of hemp, in to the his use likes him the marijuana, will have bred the few eyebrows. Like the symbol of "intoxication," it opens a test with the description of toxins of plant. Toxins, Pollan adapt, is able of rendering a dead victim, or at least has incapacitated. Of the plants and the animals have the history of coevolution, the deadly toxins am often counterproductive. Besides, doing them tie up a lot of resorted of a plant. The evolution has directed a lot of plant partorisca produce toxins that simply confuse or disable a predator. Enter a human. The chemist of plant is a base of almost all pharmaceuticals. Pollan Remarce Some properties of nicotine and caffeine in of the animals. The effects of the marijuana, as it remarks, has the potential this goes chemist further of organism. His account of "mary jane" plants for behind his barn is easily one the majority of
entertaining episode in a book.
Returning the edible [partorisca human] plants, Pollan animal- present to a potato - often spent for big, but lovely immense. It sees a potato like ideal symbol partorisca an increase of agriculture. "The agriculture is, for his a lot of character, brutally reductive, that simplifies the character is incredibly complexity like this something humanly manageable." This simplification has done a potato of susceptible harvest the plagues, like Irish learnt to his dismay. Pollan, Consummate it gardeners, examines some possibilities of a Monsanto genetically-engineered NewLeaf potato. Has his own insecticide closed in his DNA. An experience directs partorisca visit farmer of potato partorisca any enlightening transmissions of ideas and opinion.

This book takes your attention of a prime minister pager. Pollan Is polished the fashion and the easy talent resists your interest throughout. If there is never gardened partorisca fruits, vegetal or flowers, will be captivated for these offerings. It is the difficult book partorisca dip down, and taking it on again can offer the rewards have lost later.
5 / 5
"That existential difference is there go in the function of a human being in this (or any) garden and some bumblebees?" " I choose to plant these potatoes, or has done a potato me? With to to the deep questions likes him to him-the these, Michael Pollan pollinates your alcohol with the informative world-wide view of our reports with plants, one in that human is not in a centre. A house partorisca reserve on four primary examples of as the plants resupply profits to humans that human of advantage partorisca benefit some plants (apples partorisca sweetness, tulips partorisca beauty, marijuana partorisca intoxication, and a potato partorisca control in the alimentary supply of the character). You will learn a lot of new facts in a process that fascinate you. The main value of a book is that you will learn that we require partorisca be more thoughtful in as assist in an evolution of especially of plant.
Some builds of book in the original observations of Darwin roughly evolution the one who artificial arrives (the evolution focused for human endeavours). So much-called of especially domesticated thrive while a wild some admire often the no. compares dogs to wolves like an example. Gentleman Pollan challenge a mental selection does among especially wild and domesticated felizmente in a book.
A section of apple was my preferred . You will learn that John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) was the quite odd partner the one who was in fact in a @@subject to create and selling trees of apple. It plants the few seeds in some houses where remain at night in his traves√≠as. Gentleman Chapman has has had nurseries of tree of the apple throughout Ohio and Hind√ļ, which begins 2-3 years before appearances an influx of settlers. Homesteading The laws have required these settlers partorisca plant 50 apple or trees of pears partorisca take title to an earth. And these apples were partorisca do cider of hard apple, not eating apples. You are a "American Dionysus" in Gentleman Pollan view. Need of trees of the Apple partorisca be grafted partorisca do well eating apples. Chapman The trees have product a lot of variac. Genetics, which are very partorisca a species. The trees of apple are result narrower in his genes after other sources partorisca alcohols and sweetness am available result (of sugar of cane). Now, some ancient genes of the trees of apple are living form maintained of Kazakhstan, before they are lost because of economic development.
I tulips were a source of some famous Tulipmania in Olanda. The scarce colours have arrived been due to virus. Those am resulted extremely lovely during a phase of boom of the tulip a 17th century. Now, growers tries to maintain some viruses was and there is much more dull, especially compatible. We have lost probably a lot of beauty in favour of order in a process.
A intoxicants in the marijuana is caused probably for toxins that a plant to mark to kill insects. Reason a plant is the weed, grows a lot quickly. There is the hilarious history in the experiences of an author grow two plants that will love you. Like this antidrug the war has progressed, the marijuana resulted it hothouse plant and has been domestic and developed partorisca grow much more quickly down humid, big conditions read indoors. You will read in modern commercial park in Olanda.
A history of potato is one the majority of complex . One wins of the Irish potato has related the monoculture. A Incas has had has planted always the variety of potatoes partorisca avert a risk of illness. Now, the biotechnology has added an insecticide to some leaves of plants of potato, taking monoculture one gives a no further. Curiously, some insects already are resulting resistant to an insecticide. We are building the new risk wins he with this approximation? That genetically Change It the potatoes affect human? It is having compatible chip>s in fast alimentary places enough of some stimulating to take this risk? These are some classes of the questions have created of this chapter.
Gentleman Pollan has described the " bundle of human and desire to plant that to the left neither some plant neither some people . . . Without transmissions."
His aim key is that we would have to that be sure partorisca comprise strong biodiversity in our approximations. The character can create more the variac. Faster That fledgling has beaten of industry of the biotechnology. The time has tried that the biodiversity has a lot of advantages partorisca human while the monoculture has tried usually partorisca have at least one of entity drawback. In reality, we are likely to have both.
If they are taste, will find Of Gentleman Pollan personal experiences with some plants and his investigations of some historical figures partorisca be fascinating. It is the good history teller, and the fine writer.
With which have read this book, take the walk by means of the park or the garden and think roughly Gentleman Pollan querella. Then consider like these principles can be applied partorisca help transmission of ideas, improvement, and grow in of the loveliest ways.
Look In life of a lot of different perspectives . . . And live more intelligently and beneficially!
4 / 5
A centrical idea of this book - an idea that the plants obtain the Darwinian profit partorisca appeal to some desires of human - underlies four test each one in the alone plant (apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes). Frequently this thesis has been sotterrata down another of Pollan interesting ideas (for example a futility of the manipulation of the man of a half natural, or that marks an apple peculiarly "American").
But partorisca be sincere has not imported. Pollan Is the entirely entertaining writer. It is funny equal parts, insightful, poetic, and informative. For example, I have loved his long metaphor of a variability of character like the library. Each looks of tree of the apple on some same, but inner is quite different. A value of some lies of library in these differences.
Some reasons have given this reserves the "4" more than the "5" it can be smaller of your perspective, according to your habits of own reading: A test of Tulip was done well but no informative has read other books or of the pieces in the mania of tulip of Olanda. A test of mine of Marijuana looked the bit, a, disjointed and paranoid ( reason?) Although still entertaining. You can it has read already a test of Apple in Harper and/or a test of potato in a NYT Seen again of Sunday. If has no, this in spite of, is both bed of must (calm will not eat never the no organic potato again when Pollan taking done with calm).
Pollan The pound illustrates a generative can of floats of variabilities of idea contrives it as to bee, and something new is created like the result.
5 / 5
Michael Pollan likes bees, and mentions them frequently in _A Botany of Desire: the view of Eye of A Plant of a World_ (Random House). 'A bumblebee probably... To Consideration likes them the subject in a garden and a flower is plundering partorisca his drop of nectar like an object. But we know that ossia lacking only of his imagination. A truth of a subject is that a flower there is cleverly has manipulated a bee to hauling his pollen of blossom to blossom.' His thesis in his book is that the plants have not manipulated just bees, but humans also in some ten years of the thousands of the agriculture has begun. If has the success with the plant, is like this true to say that a plant is having the success with us. We can have learnt abundance, but some plants have learnt also: it marks he flashier flower, he tastier the tuber and these humans will do so only that loves. Pollan Examines apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes and finds that we are by train partorisca do fault well.
The apples grow partorisca sweetness, and that the sweetness surrounds our image of Johnny Appleseed, but Pollan tip that this odd character did not rid huerta of the apple to some initiates so many like this rid an alcoholic beverage cider, and incidentally closed of trees of wild apple. The tulips Grow partorisca beauty, and is the beauty this has driven the wild people. Pollan Revises a history of a Tulipomania of seventeenth Olanda of century, and tip that reason Darwin has called 'artificial selection,' the humans have chosen tulips that looked more elegant, and the tulips have taken more elegant that be elected. The marijuana grows partorisca intoxication, and Pollan admires that it is spent with him: '_ it Is it was that some the better gardeners of my generation had been doing all these years: there was subterranean state, perfecting c√°nnabis.' A government has augmented a potency of marijuana partorisca force that it grows inner, where included that the carbon dioxide can be forced to some plants. An odd plus and more troubling of some four histories is a potato , which grow like the harvest of staple. Pollan Has achieved a potato of New Leaf of Monsanto, genetically engineered partorisca have the toxin during a plant that kills beetles. A question is that a toxin is behaving differently of natural toxins. The bees take in pollen to other plants, and know that butterflies of data of monarch when they eat milkweed dusted with pollen with a toxin in him; this spends in a field? Pollan The potatoes grow to final specimens, requiring less worry and cure that his other potatoes, but do lacking like the harvest; it can not eating.
Pollan Is an avid gardener and writing in these plants, all duquel has bred a time or another, with a enjoyable talent and clarity. There is abundance of the science has packed to his chapters, as well as amusing personal histories and cautionary histories. The majority of of entity, his lesson of as the plants are not of the just objects partorisca ours manipulation but is linked in pressing to the long of knots so many press them resupplies the vital evolutionary lesson.
5 / 5
Botany Of the desire is the good evolutionary biology and the natural history that writes that George Curious is to Gorillas in a Fog.
Some stars Michael Pollan takes is partorisca his lyrical writing, partorisca do me think the little more deeply in the few plants partorisca the pair of hours. It takes any star partorisca a natural history or partorisca substance. This was an essentially substanceless book. A bit those that pleasant episodes strung together without logic of interior or any constancy of @@subject.
That is his main thesis ? I want to consider that the plants have evolved partorisca attract our participation in his propogation. Well, ossia enough have-hum of then is the evolutionary theory rule . Of course, in the like this the humans have the effect More adds them that some bees , but a gene of egoistic plant is operating down some same restrictions if the sound that looks for the humans or a apian propogator. So much, has a lot for real novel concept partorisca rid. Neither it is novel to suggest that plants shaped human evolution. This reciprocity of effect is old informative.
The good natural history does not have to that rid something new. A lot of books of natural history have achieved partorisca take solid, the ideas a lot the known time and the plant by means of the audience in an effective, way. This in spite of, Pollan a lot that any one. In fact, simply it collects the few observations, speculations and his own personal circumperambulations of, roughly and around the plant and his cough to a hopper. His chapter in the marijuana was like this incoherant has begun partorisca think it was deliberate - a copy of the effect of the marijuana.
Is bricolage of the book is quite partorisca listen to, but that lacking of a lot partorisca estimate to say. An a lot of well, he froth and frosting, that lacking of any substance. It say of another way,, Pollan any active a lot partorisca say, but the say quite well.
4 / 5
Has read this book after listening it habladuría for Pollan in radius of New Dimensions (in his "Bioneers" serious), and found that (like his habladuría) perfectly delicious. No adapted that his use of science is misleading: it is done his duties and researched his subject quite thoroughly, and yes takes sides in a subject (p. p.ej., anti-pesticide And anti-genetic-engineering), is the conclusion reasoned more than a unthinking sprain. A book is anecdotal and impressionistic, any to closely-querella the scientist has reasoned, but felt that his quite free structure has done well: it is the fun read, maintained has interested all a way by means of, and has learnt the amazing quantity roughly history, botany, and horticulture. I have read several accounts of one Wins of Potato, but Pollan "taking" on it was intriguing: it sees like world-wide the majority of ghastly example of some dangers of monoculture, and agreement that is the lesson all require partorisca take to heart. (But it is also the chance of AS the fungus has Changed A World: if a plague of the potato had not dispersed an Irish during a world, a lot of country -- in Latin America, as well as an obvious contenders, Australia and some the USA -- would be very different today.) A book is easy to read and amusing, but he also done some points of entities, and have a lot of hesitation in the recommend.
5 / 5
Like this often the cultural histories are writings of a point of view of the humans that takes control of the his world-wide and shaping the like this wished. But looks of Pollen in some of our cultural history and turns it on his boss, where is but labourers to the character and the plants decide to do. We are all connected in the web of desires and human needs, with the desire to survive of the fauna and thrive. It can not be the "the view of eye of the plant" but he the much more that passive inhabitants of an Earth.
By means of the series of 4 tests, looks of Pollen in like this point of plants with our needs (potato) and our desires (hemp) and other stops go in. That is the felizmente, and in clear writing, examine a symbiotic report that bolt our world. Of course it say it concealed and a prime minister has thought the plot of alcohol is the boring botany or conference of biology. This pound is far from is friendly and accessible. An author comes from/comes from a point of view of the participant, interlacing some observations with his own experiences like the gardener. It is a enjoyable read partorisca take was to a rear yard, has fallen behind under the tree and leave goes. It can do you look in some around calm plants in the slightly different light.
4 / 5
Two different people send me copy last week of Michael Pollan rid, A Botany of Desire. They are the writer (Allergy Free Gardening, of Ten Press of Speed) I and the lifetime horticulturist and the suppositions have imagined would appreciate this book. They were very too much. I have found this book extremely last partorisca dip down. Pollan Is the first writer and the botanic second but is extraordinarily observer in horticultural subjects. It is also unusually talented explain the complex ideas and does like this in the way that is fresh, entertainment, often pleasant, and suprisingly deep. Pollan Section on Johnny Appleseed so only well a prize of a book. Here Johnny is fine it-dimensional character, a no only eccentric, but the probing partner with vision adds and considerable human frailty. A Botany of the desire is mainly a history of a tulip, apples in Amsterdam, c√°nnabis, and a potato. This can not touch like a recipe partorisca the really that satisfies read, but in Michael Pollan is delivery abler, certainly is. If you enjoy gardening, history, or just simple writing very decent old, calms appearances also would appreciate this excellent book.
4 / 5
Honradamente, am not sure reason has read this book. They are not the gardener and, really, could any me worry less in botany and biology. This in spite of am not complaining the reading. This was one of one the majority of intriguing bed has had in awhile. A basic thesis, this human plant to use like this very so many plants of use of the humans, is intriguing to all the world, comprising a layman. But that marks I so that it adds is some extra touches for Pollan. Some pages on Johnny Appleseed likes Dionysus of the American myth is cost a prize of a book so only. Then there have it also a history of a trade of tulip, a history of c√°nnabis use in western civiliation, and an overview of current tendencies in genetically has modified eat (specifically potaoes). This book is the perfect example of omething partorisca all the world.' Pollan Does not limit to simply that comes from his thesis (although he this admirably). Instead, extracted his subject with to fond tenderness, examining all the appearances of him to creat the coherent picture of a whole. Highly Recommended.
5 / 5
While probably it do not love to use "A Botany partorisca Wish" partorisca purpose of scientific investigation, this excellent nonfiction the book effectively combines elements of science with those of history, mythology and cultural theory (of a prompt Greek to a Flange American varieties). A tone is random, any scholar. Pollan Is also the gardener, and his passion partorisca grow things and his curiosity roughly the life of a plant is resplandores- of view of the eye by means of his text.
"A Botany partorisca Wish" it is the nonfiction book with an innovative structure: in planting to say the straight chronological history of a domestication of plants, Pollan instead selects four plants and says each one that like this of his histories in turn, that describes like his progress by means of a world has been shaped for human desires -- and some transmissions in these desires by means of history.
This book is also he travelogue of classes: Pollan travesías by means of a Midwest in investigation of Johnny Appleseed history of true life, Olanda partorisca one Cánnabis Cup and some historical places of "tulipomania," and the forms of corporate factory partorisca learn in genetic modification of a potato.
A lot especially, Pollan objective around his own garden and I presents to some plant that live there. Each one that like this of some four historical narratives begins and finals with the history of a plant in his own backyard. Like the host and drives of travesía, Pollan takes on the fascinating travesía by means of time, character and culture.
I highly recommend this book partorisca plant lovers and gardeners of all the varieties, and to that is to interest in a shaping of character for cultural forces (and vice versa). If this is not you, still probably do the present adds partorisca any one knows.
4 / 5
Michael Pollan directs a by means of horticulture, culture, science, time, space, and still to a future in support of his intriguing theory roughly the one who are, the one who thinks that that we are, and our report with a natural world. A thesis is fascinating and a prose is briliant -- the time found savoring a tongue almost in a cost of some ideas -- conversational and sweet, is like Michael is there still with a reader that enjoys a moment also.
Each section begins of the entirely disparate point in time or spatial and then gradually spends a reader to a centrical point of a book. If a point of any-the fiction is to resupply one with the new and only way to see a newspaper, then Michael Pollan there has been sucedido further all the measure. A terrific way to spend some hours this summer -- especially to some visas and sounds of state. Has almost has sent each relative has the copy -- roughly the commentaries have informed this description.
4 / 5
I a lot usually has read no-fiction for fun, usually so only yes is something "the work has related"... But I have listened in this book in a radio and has has had to that the try. Some different sections, of the discussion of a tulip to genetically has enhanced potatoes, there was thinking in a lunch as and some flowers I amour in of the new ways-- especially on Chips>s & organic agriculture! Pollan (Of the that appoints is metaphorically apt for the botanist!) It explains botany with just quite science for those of knots those who are "right-brainers" to comprise some concepts, any calm so precise the terracing in of the physics, but think that that it is quite dense for science folks for the pleasure too much. A prose is involving and a subject @@@subject that the causes thought and stunning.
Has bought this for mother-in-law of mine, the die of science, and maintained it on its own name, the die of literature. I can not think of the better way of the recommend the saying is the present will want to maintain.
5 / 5
Although this book extracted the scientists @subject come, so that in the very accessible way. Some the basic subjects have presented is that and reason the sure plants have been domesticated for man. One transfers is that a reason covers no only a reason of a human point of view, but also that of some plants. Like the points of book was, any all the plants are to have be domesticated (the common example partorisca east is a tree of oak), but those that are active there is enjoyed generally an abundance ignored for other plants.
Four studios of chances are presented, with each of them that illustrates the different reason partorisca to domestication of the man of especially of plant, and the particular species that represents this desire. I have found a prime minister (Desire: Sweetness;Especially: Apple) and last (Desire:Control;Especially: Potato) to be one the majority of interesting in a book. A last an especially shouted some subjects of entities and the hard questions that considers the lunch has modified genetically.
5 / 5
Pollan Written in a has sawed-evolution of plants and humans. We think that that we can be manipulate plants to create and selecting arrest sure shots, but Pollan tries to do a point that these shots that like pleasing the humans are part of the evolutionary strategy a lot ready. Pollan Looks In four plants: an apple, a tulip, marijuana, and a potato. Some sections in cánnabis and a potato is more, he so that has some interesting discussion in a character of chemicals that consciousness of transmission and genetic engineering, respectively. In fact, a section of potato is the good mate the Fast Alimentary Nation for Eric Schlosser. Unfortunately, Pollan neither does to convince argue neither develops anything extraordinary in our report with these plants. Too much often, he digresses with habladuría philosophical in a difference among an adoration of Dionysus and Apollo. If you are by train to ask you which this has to that do with plants, ossia my point .
5 / 5
This reserves done the wonderful work bridging an empty among knots and character. By means of his exploitation of an apple, tulip, marijuana and plants of potato, Michael Polline struggles a premise that " we know to be dud but can not shake: it conceal somehow it is external, or averts of, character." With next god-like controls in a lot of some forces of character (thinks genetic engineering), often tend for prpers see so that the primary agents of Character of Mother, shaping and doing a world in our image has wished. "That is less obvious, at least ours, is that these plants have, a same time, state that continues in a subject of remaking ." In everything, a book is like this intoxicating like this THC and like this sensually rapturous he budding tulip.
4 / 5
The one who human is and to the bee is active in common? Do the humans choose to plant potatoes or do the potatoes attract human like the bees of decoys of the flower? This involving and highly the original book traditional seen challenge in humans and character. Using some histories of apples, tulips, potatoes and c√°nnabis to illustrate some complex reports among humans and a natural world, some shows to reserve like this the species has exploded felizmente human desires to flourish. A book explains that the man and the character are and always will be " it is boat near " because humankind nurturing on some last 10,000 years benefits so much of knots so many they.
A charming read.
5 / 5
"A Botany to Wish" it is when involving, readable biography of our reports to four plants: a tulip, a potato, an apple, and c√°nnabis. I have bought this book to read to like in the recommendation of the partner ( I follow the beginning gardender). I have found a book that entertains and well-researched (the chapters in an apple and in the pot is a better, reason his histories are less familiarised). But it is also the light, or "lite" book, likes read four pieces of magazine, and calm could does does not love something like this light. I found wishing it was the little denser, more political (especially in a chapter of pot), and the little more reflective or brainy.
4 / 5
Wildly Enthusiastic Recommends: Botany of Desire for Michael Pollan
This book is really different of your passage of half reading. It is the delicious mix of facts like this scientific and historical, fantastical meanderings, and just simple entertainment. A premise to take is that the plants there is co-opted man to promote his bonanza. Pollan Uses four plants to illustrate this premise: apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes. Each chapter is the wonderfully readable history in a plant and his history intertwined with his report to man. A chapter of apple has amazing information roughly Johnny Appleseed, and reason like the girl has loved to be Johnny Appleseed, has found this fascinating. Reinforce my faith that has had good instincts like the boy. Then a chapter of tulip of the some details of tulip-mania in a Netherlands in a @@@1600s (thinks bubble of Internet), doing looks to surprise that this class of what maintains to spend. A chapter of marijuana is a pleasant and more sinister plus in that wants to take some good material, now. A chapter of potato is a scariest - genetically has modified lunch.
5 / 5
This book is in shelf of mine of book among Robert Wright "Some Animal Morals" and Edward Or. Wilson "Consilience." But also very remote of Sara B. Stein Wonderful "Mina Weeds: A Gardener Botany"! If any of these three books has been to interest yours - you then certainly enjoy Pollan ideas to some details of life of plant of the perspective of the plant. Any only Knows his subject @@@subject (with the capital "K" )- that can write (with capital "W") also. I will not see never a "natural world-wide" enough a same way again. Transmission my world-wide-view!
4 / 5
"Botany To Wish" purports to rid the view of eye of the plant (if such the thing is possible) of natural and artificial selection. This advertising induced to buy a book. But, although some starts of book am gone in this direction, quickly the movements was down the street lateralmente and does not return never to some main tugs.
A lot so only abandons this subject centrical, looks to have any one @subjects at all. Another that a fact that a subject of some four sections is all the plants and as him human have done use of them, any common edge joins a together book.
Cela Is not the fatal defect, this in spite of, reason each stands of history amiably in his own, and rid interesting information in the pleasant fashion, readable.
To the equal that can recommend a book, but no in some earths that the really says a lot in a has sawed-evolution of plants and animal. It can he recommend reason have found Pollan writing to be enjoyable and informative. They are, this in spite of, still looking for the book in human/of the plants has sawed-evolution.
5 / 5
Ossia The quite unusual premise to base the book on, but Pollan raisin was quite well. I found it an entertaining and enjoyable has read. Pollan Written with the light, breezy way. This is not some turgid, preachy textbook that tries to cause some insufferable fools' glorious theory of a universe in a hapless reader. Enough, reading this book feels likes having the conversation in the beer with the small quirky, partner very scholarly, the one who is anxious to say you some the interesting things is learnt in an involving and entertaining way.
5 / 5
This book languished in mine shelf for far also long, until one of a dozen or like this people that'goes recommended that the finally threatened mine the summarize the in detail the has not taken one submerges.
Are extremely happy that has done them.
A book is breathtaking, and in 245 pages reads like the breezy 15. Admitted, an editor can have trimmed the here and there, but how is is like this near to perfect so that the books take these days. And that considers that mature and in firm and sweet and @@@tart and purely delicious is, a juice that careers down my chin for an end is really so only the like.
For a thing, these four plants of subject @of apple, tulip, c√°nnabis, potato - is fixed - in the surprisingly delicious order. Going to a book with only a barest knowledge of his particulars, has been them seduced at the beginning for Pollan lucidas pastoralism, then increasingly riveted by means of a rest of a book. Really, so only it improves and better in the aim.
But while his discussions of some plants of @@subject is crucial to his success, the majority of all this is the book roughly beats - the one who or that has can, like works to be able to, and if ours win same will leave to direct these questions.
Thinks that called this 'natural history' or 'gardening' is at least partly that loses a point.
Is the brilliant studio of a Apollonian-Dionysian dialectic - the fundamental dynamic thoroughly denied by our culture, but absolutely essential to same one the majority of basic comprising of him.
And is poetry - beautiful, those frights, invigorating, flowed, defying, that develops alcohol, and dangerous.
Happy reading!
4 / 5
INFORMS OF BOOKS - Michael Pollan, A Botany of Desire: A Plant is-View of Eye of a World, Random House, NY, 2001.
He tentativa to be of a Humanist the Botanist
A main thesis is that the plants quietly manipulate animal, comprising insects, so much or more than another way around, which is one view more common . There are several main sections to spend a history, and and epilogue. Pollan The writing is extraordinary, almost poetry in prose with a lot of few incomprehensible lines; a nirvana of his writing is 5-star.
Apple: Pollan has found of really have Johnny Appleseed. There is no known that the apples have been drunk so cider, cider or applejack until better cloned the varieties have looked a late 19th century, which be much sweeter, could be eaten. Some the wild Asian origins of an inedible apple were has compared unfavorably with a reduction in biodiversity that has yielded our 10 or of the like this preferred varieties.
Tulips: Pollan parentally the tulip has applied plantings has been confessed. An origin of a domesticated tulip in a Ottoman Imperio and a wild speculation in Olanda of 17th century has been spent was. Pollan Thinks that to flower plants that has has produced sugars and proteins (p109) has done the possible mammals.
Marijuana: Pollan the own experimentation has been justified for results - to the awareness augmented without bad side-effects. The war of a government of EUA in the marijuana has been described with an implication that there was it technical very basic. Reason was some obvious motives of tobacco, alcohol and undertaken to drug any airy? A cultivation of clone of marijuana hydroponically in the enormous stairs has been described. An obstruction to some the medical uses of marijuana was deplored, and, in my opinion, ossia has justified highly.
Potato: One the fault of some harvests of Irish potato in a @@@1840s because of the lack of biodiversity has been described. GM Potato with Bt gene (Monsanto NewLeaf) has been compared like an undesirable monoculture, opposite the organic agriculture of the number of variety. Some advantages of biological (still chemical, agree) control of the plagues in chemical control was has described properly. A inherently the main costs of organicly the potato grown has been recognised. But Pollan has eaten NewLeaf potato in the park in Idaho, more than them like this Chip>s of McDonald is, and then refused to eat his own or do fault in the picnic! All this fuss in possible dangers to eat Bt, this in spite of any one the word on some absolutely known dangers of trans fat in these fries!...It likes him too many a lot of-pharmaceutical, Pollan done some blunders: '...Of the z/Of the sugar is a form in the character stores alimentary energy' (p19). Another that in cane of sugar and beetroot, a primary storage in of the plants is like this starch and cellulose. In of the animals is glycogen and fat . (John of Man, Alimentary Chemist, 3rd and., Aspen, Gaithersburg, MD, 1999.)
Here and there the global heating for humans is remarked like the data, when of course at all of a class has been tried, or included accepted for the majority of scientists and engineers (S. Fred Singer, Habladur√≠a Hot Science , Cold, An Independent Institute, Oakland, CA; Bj√łrn Lomborg, A Ambientalista Skeptical, Cambridge University Press, 2001; and now C. Essex And R. McKitrick, Taken by Storm, Porters Key, Toronto, 2002, available of Canada of Amazon).
One of one the majority of egregious echo-the lies of all the times are repeated like this gospel (p211): this DDT has caused to thin of bird eggshells, and loss of populations of bird. This atrocity is exposed in S. Fred Singer, the science does not justify Prohibition in DDT, Climate & of News media, 2003;6(3):2; Adam J. Lieberman, Done vs. Frears: A Description of a 20 Unfounded Health more Adds Frights of Recent Time, American Joint on Science and Health, 1997...
Another is concealed ' any idea as to without accidents situate nuclear waste (p215). In 1978, Norman Rasmussen, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, PLACE, describes fuel the one who nuclear the assemblies have been situated under waters until a short-has lived the decayed isotopes, then reprocessed to recover uranium and plutonium, a rest that is launched to cimienta in drums of stainless armours plate to the equal that without accidents could be business. All an emotion is on be where to store some drums because echo-given actuate labeled the like this highly dangerous. ( Go Dixy Law Ray, Trashing a Planet, Regnery, Washington, D.J.C., 1990, pp147-156.)
A lot of pesticides is described like essumes pharmaceutical of unspeakable toxicity' (p216). This epithet would owe that be save for gas of nerve, aflatoxin, botulinum toxin and snake of chorals venom. Pollan Would owe that give thank that does not have to that bleach of use or cleaner to drain that pesticides.
In an end a main thesis is not sustained. The plants that his , and a presence of animals and insects will favour some of his activities. Pollan The view is in fact extremely humanistic, which is WELL, but with the technophobic slant, some desquels can result to be justified; but it is anything but 'a plant is-view of eye of a world-wide'. Pollan Often failed to verify points of view in that has legitimate controversy, and parroted anti-the technology sees consistenly. The pertinent that this book is classified under a Dewey to Decimal System likes philosphy more than science or technology!
4 / 5
Has found this book that interest but have some remarkable defects. In some situates his background investigation was poor. When Tongue in dinosaurs of cold blood (has not been) and that sugar hypes arrive you (he any) asked which more has bad. I also found that his writing was colored like that perceives like his political perspective of a world. That was more than disappointing this in spite of was that it do not answer never his centrical question, like the plants have had has has used humans to do more achieved. Tongue around he some but the majority of his book is like the humans modify plants for his own use. Still, you maintain some failures imports still is in interesting. A section in an apple there is appealed mine a plus.
4 / 5
"They do not like him of of the books of plant," I have said, feeling extraordinarily grumpy, to a person the one who said to read this.
"Read the in all the chance," it say. As I have done.
And ossia, in fact, the book of upper plant: both fascinating in his facts and of the implications, and downright poetic in his fashion. Michael Pollan marks an evolution of the tulips and the potatoes read like exotic adventures, and done some scientific details clear included to a ignoramus likes your for real.
Read this. It will like. Still if no it likes him to you the reservation of plant.
5 / 5
First of all, I really like a title of this book. An author I volume of knots by means of a point of view of 4 different plants: apples, tulips, marijuana and potato. Each section was very interesting and has had to weaves of history of these plants. This book gave the new perspective on like plants "use" humans to take that requires and like paralizaciones to prosper. I think that my discussion of favourite plant was a potato. Gentleman Pollan writes to plot in genetic engineering and a giant company Monsanto. Almost law likes him the fiction of science. In general, has the fashion of good writing; a lot of witty and humorous but some time takes bogged down in the technician has launched.
4 / 5
Here is the book can enjoy in a lot of levels. It is fill with facts in plants and his reports with Man, and suitable that Man of use of the plants for his own survival also.
Further that, he in fact touches in a meaning of life, and helps to connect all the living things in your alcohol. It is one of these books that will maintain to think on longitude with which have read a last page. It is one of some better books have read. Highly recommended.
4 / 5
A book is not integrated as well as his title would suggest. It is really so only the collection of four tests roughly four plants. But the one who tests!
Is possible that some herbs have has has used humans to win his war against some trees?
Perhaps could be the question that each Red Delicious apple so only comes (genetically) of a tree?
Is mashed potatoes a perfect lunch?
Take a book and discover...
4 / 5
Pollan Is A Botany of the desire is certainly he fascinating book, and would say that it is also the lovely bed, but no for his scientific accuracy or integrity. In the first place, an author is not the scientist but the journalist, and all know that the journalists tend to glorify and exaggerate. His argues is attractive in some ways but consistently equivocal and imprecise. This in spite of sceptic throughout, there is enjoyed this book for the fluent writing of an author, good sense of humour, and tentativas solid and evolutionary idea.
Pollan Claims that those some plants domesticate has evolved to please our senses and like this in the promote to grow them in of the vast quantities, sure enough, helping them to propagate. At the beginning, ossia the very attractive idea , but with further has thought does not resist up. It is people and some plants grow commercially really in a obligate mutualistic report? Well, yes, they are. Human society, particularly in industrially developed countries, is result that depends collected domesticated. But it compete that have moulded this harvest to our own ends; a flu of the natural selection to this harvest' the ancestor is not like this significant like the artificial selection has exerted to them. Yes, the trees of apple have has had to that in the first place take our attention before we would begin to grow his voluntarily, but has has selected artificially some apples that you and like this today. This enormous Granny Smith and Red and Golden Delicious see in a grocery is not especially of wild type in a less bit. They are like this the piece drawn of technology how is finely the engine has dipped ready, and a huerta in that grow is not really different of the factory. This species domesticated not having never flourished enmedio primitive, and is totally defenseless the plagues and other threats without a help of his inventors, . That differentiates this mark? Still we are producing big numbers of them; it is not that all these accounts? Well, calm always could say that we are propagating some apples, potatoes, c√°nnabis, anything, but produce them on our terms, no his. Artificially we select some characters want to, and then his clone for vegetative methods. Some plants have not been and is not evolving to please; they are manipulated to please. It thinks roughly all a seedless the fruits have developed and constant (grapes, bananas, watermelon, pinneapple, so only to appoint the small). This process is an equivalent of evolutionary castration, reducing these plants to swimming more than the toolbox of malleable biotic mechanisms. They are no longer independently evolving; we sustained him to knots so only for our own profit, and some genetic lines of one the plant is frozen in time.
Now that have griped, has to say that this book is not without his profits. I have had a lot really thought in plants a way Pollan presents here, and has to that thank still inaugural my eyes to the respect. Although it is not in accordance with , it has derived the value adds in following his process has thought domesticated plants. For this reason, recommend this book to to which likes the debate an interesting evolutionary @@subject that is movement he well in traditional perspective.
5 / 5
After listening in this book in NPR was interested enough in him because of some histories. Read the some the fresh histories are there, but is sotterrato in stirs it of 'Illness like the Metaphor' discussion of type. If ossia your thing , will like you a book. If it love fresh histories in plants and his histories so only, is not of a proportion of history-done the speculation of the new age is not quite big.

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