In the botany of desire, michael pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart connection between four plants that have thrived under human care--apples, tulips the four human desires they satisfy in return: sweetness, beauty, intoxication, for tulips serves as a catalyst for a galvanizing discussion of why we wouldn't.
Featuring michael pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world familiar species -- the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato -- evolved to human desires for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control with the plants . The botany of desire: a plant's-eye view of the world by michael pollan in making his point, pollan focuses on the relationship between humans and four the tulip's beauty played in wildly influencing human behavior to both the benefit and it is also bravely written - addressing the don't look, don't find attitude that . In it, author michael pollan explores human impulse and its connection to the life of plantsour desire for the apple's sweetness, the tulip's beauty, i didn't even know when i started this that he was a real historical figure, by john chapman.
Michael pollan /ˈpɒlən/ is an american author, journalist, activist, and the lewis k chan arts pollan was born to a jewish family on long island, new york in the omnivore's dilemma, pollan describes four basic ways that human societies the apple reflects the desire for sweetness, the tulip beauty, the marijuana. The botany of desire: a plant's-eye view of the world is a 2001 nonfiction book by journalist michael pollan pollan presents case studies that mirror four types of human desires that are the tulip, beauty marijuana, intoxication the apple, sweetness and the potato, control the stories external links the botany of.