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Cannabis, The Importance Of Forgetting, And The Botany Of Desire

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Published 2002 by Doreen B. Townsend Center for The Humanities
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Noah
Feb 27, 2009 Noah rated it really liked it
Pollan has a tendency towards purple prose and taking his own speculation too seriously, but once you get past that you'll find a unique approach and a compelling thesis. Read this if you're curious about how the histories of plants and people have shaped one another.
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"The Omnivore's Dilemma was great, and after hearing Pollan speak at the Drue Heinz lecture series a few months ago, I decided to read one of his earlier books. Though there are a few too many desultory odes to Nature's grand wisdom, The Botany of Desire is a satisfying and informative read about four species of plants that Pollan claims have domesticated us (as opposed to us domesticating them): the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. Each chapter pits Apollo (order) against Dionysus ( ...more
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