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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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Aug 27, 13

bookshelves: pop-non-fic
Recommended for: bot-brains
Read in January, 2001

I read "The Botany of Desire" a few years ago when I was working as a horticulturist and was at the height of my botanizing-mania. It was the perfect book for my then state of mind. It was one of those "a-ha" nonfictions books like Diamond's "Guns, Germs & Steel" which presents a different way of conceptualizing the world, and after looking at some of evidence, it sounds pretty convincing. Plants and their pollinators have been co-evolving, so why not plants and their users? Whether in long run if Pollan's thesis holds up, I enjoyed reading this book immensely and I learned many things about the four plants he discusses within. And the people I recommended this book to, also enjoyed it.


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