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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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Dec 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009-books

This book was incredibly thought provoking - you'll think about our (human) relationship with food and plants in a whole new way. The first chapter of the book that dealt with apples and the desire for sweetness was too much about Jonny Appleseed in my opinion. Yes, he was an important figure, but I got bored and wanted to know more about the worldwide history and appeal of the apple. The rest of the sections were much better, my favorite being the potato (the tulip was fabulous as well). If you aren't buying organic potatoes yet, you will want to after Pollan's encounters with mass-potato farmers in Idaho.

Started: January 15, 2009
Finished: January 24, 2009
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December 26, 2008 – Shelved
January 15, 2009 –
page 30
10.1%
January 16, 2009 –
page 36
12.12%
January 23, 2009 –
page 124
41.75%
Started Reading
January 24, 2009 – Finished Reading
January 25, 2009 – Shelved as: 2009-books

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