By Michael Pollan
The e-book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling writer of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the main relied on nutrients specialists in America
Every schoolchild learns in regards to the at the same time useful dance of honeybees and flora: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, within the approach, spreads the plants’ genes all over. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how humans and domesticated crops have shaped a equally reciprocal dating. He masterfully hyperlinks 4 basic human desires—sweetness, good looks, intoxication, and control—with the crops that fulfill them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the tales of 4 known species, Pollan illustrates how the crops have advanced to fulfill humankind’s most simple yearnings. And simply as we’ve benefited from those crops, we've got additionally performed good through them. So who's rather domesticating whom?