He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, marijuana, beauty, intoxication, the tulip, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, and the potato. In the botany of desire, michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World - So who is really domesticating whom? Random House Trade.
Second Nature: A Gardener's EducationGrove Press - As delicious a meditation on one man’s relationships with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” The New York Times Book Review, Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation. In his articles and in best-selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world.
A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere. Grove Press. With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the great American Lawn, to an essay about the sexual politics of roses, a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck, Pollan has created a passionate and eloquent argument for reconceiving our relationship with nature.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsPenguin - Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, perils, the omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, and pleasures of eating.
. One of the new york times book review's ten best books of the year winner of the james beard award author of how to change your mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food RulesWhat should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - In the years since, pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Grove Press. Isbn13: 9780143038580 .
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and TranscendencePenguin Press - New york times book review 10 best books of 2018A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin the active ingredient in magic mushrooms are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book.
. Grove Press. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, history, travel writing, memoir, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism.
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence - But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. The true subject of pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
Isbn13: 9780143038580 Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists.
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of DaydreamsPenguin Books - A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, and the meaning of modern work “a room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the craft of building, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature.
Isbn13: 9780143038580 In a place of my own, and daydream, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, built with his own two unhandy hands.
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams - Michael pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences--whether eating, gardening, or building--and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.
Penguin Books. With this updated edition of his earlier book a place of my own, intelligent, readers can revisit the inspired, wooden hut, and often hilarious story of Pollan's realization of a room of his own--a small, his "shelter for daydreams"--built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Blandings, our minds, it also marks the connections between our bodies, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, and the natural world.
Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Grove Press.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's ManifestoPenguin Books - Penguin Books. Engrossing. So why should anyone need to defend it? because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what michael pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become.
. 1 new york times bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules Food. Grove Press. Pollan offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave. The washington post "a tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto - . Penguin Books. Michael pollan is the designated repository for the nation's food conscience. Frank bruni, the new York Times " A remarkable volume. A lively, invaluable book. Janet maslin, the new york times "in Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots.
Cooked: A Natural History of TransformationPenguin Books - Grove Press. A north carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a chez panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, cheese makers, several mad-genius “fermentos” a tribe that includes brewers, and all kinds of picklers reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all.
Penguin Books. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Each section of cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. In fact, cooked argues, taking back control of cooking may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable.
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation - Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. The effects of not cooking are similarly far reaching. In cooked, michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Michale pollan strikes again! This time with COOKED!
Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, bake bread, cook with liquid, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. Relying upon corporations to process our food means we consume large quantities of fat, sugar, and salt; disrupt an essential link to the natural world; and weaken our relationships with family and friends.
The Natural History of Medicinal PlantsTimber Press - Isbn13: 9780881929577. Grove Press. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Wild and cultivated plants have provided humans with cures for thousands of years. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! This book is only available through print on demand. Writing for the lay reader, the author surveys the history of the use of plants in medicine, the range of chemicals produced by plants, and the prospects for future discoveries.
Michale pollan strikes again! This time with COOKED! Penguin Books. Penguin Books. All interior art is black and white. Condition: New. Aspirin, the most widely used drug in the Western pharmacopoeia, for example, was first isolated from willows to treat fever, pain, and inflammation. Tracking provided on most orders.
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Food Rules: An Eater's ManualPenguin Books - Each page has a simple rule, sometimes without, sometimes with a short explanation, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food and-food-enjoyment philosophy. The los angeles times "a useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf. Tara parker-pope, the new york times michael pollan’s most recent book cooked: a natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it served as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name.
Isbn13: 9780881929577. Written with clarity, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, one per page, memorable rules for eating wisely, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, concision, accompanied by a concise explanation. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, easy-to-digest new book called food rules: an eater’s Manual, I have come across nothing more intelligent, “What should I eat?” "In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, by Michael Pollan.
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual - Jane brody, the new york times "the most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: “Eat food. 1 new york times bestseller A definitive compendium of food wisdom Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. Not too much.
The Gene: An Intimate HistoryScribner - The #1 new york times bestseller a new york times notable book a washington post and seattle times best book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” Elle.
Dr. Isbn13: 9780881929577. Penguin Books. Penguin Books. In riveting and dramatic prose, from boveri and morgan to crick, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome.
The Gene: An Intimate History - Michale pollan strikes again! This time with COOKED! Tracking provided on most orders. A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.
Food rules for eating. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…and swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” The Washington Post.
That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, history, in which he braids science, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” The New York Times.
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur BuilderRandom House - Isbn13: 9780143038580 . Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Penguin Books. Food rules for eating. At a turning point in his life, writer michael Pollan found himself dreaming of a small wood-frame hut in the woods near his house--a place to work, but also a "shelter for daydreams. Weaving the practical with the philosophical, the craft of building, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, and the meaning of modern work.
Scribner. 320 pp. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. 35, 000 print. Penguin Books. Isbn13: 9780881929577. Grove Press. Line drawings throughout. National ads & publicity. Used book in Good Condition. Michale pollan strikes again! This time with COOKED! Size C. Tracking provided on most orders.