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The Botany of Desire
- By: Michael Pollan
- Narrated by: Scott Brick
- Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.
- By stacey on 12-06-2020
more pop theory than plant theory
couldn't get through the first chapter with the subject droning on and on about Johnny Appleseed being Dionysus and a bunch of other unfounded musings. there's so much more interesting and relevant information about plants and their interactions with humans and other animals which I thought would be covered in this book... perhaps the first chapter put me off and I didn't give it a fair chance, it might get more grounded in reality but I can't get through the tedium to find out.