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The Botany of Desire

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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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Oct 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780593676653 | 513 Minutes

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“Pollan shines a light on our own nature as well as on our implication in the natural world.” —The New York Times

“[Pollan] has a wide-ranging intellect, an eager grasp of evolutionary biology and a subversive streak that helps him to root out some wonderfully counterintuitive points. His prose both shimmers and snaps, and he has a knack for finding perfect quotes in the oddest places. . . . Best of all, Pollan really loves plants.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A wry, informed pastoral.” —The New Yorker

“We can give no higher praise to the work of this superb science writer/ reporter than to say that his new book is as exciting as any you’ll read.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A whimsical, literary romp through man’s perpetually frustrating and always unpredictable relationship with nature.” —Los Angeles Times

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