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Weird Science Book Club

Join us for our Weird Science Book Club where we will be talking abou The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.

Depending on CDC Regulations and current health concerns, this meeting will be held either via Zoom or in store. Please stay tuned for details.

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. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375760396
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 28th, 2002