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Michael Pollan
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12 Mar 2010
An account of one man's experience in his garden.
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (12 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441834559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441834553
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,891,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. His book The Omnivore's Dilemma, about the ethics and ecology of eating, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is also the author of In Defence of Food, The Botany of Desire, A Place of My Own and Second Nature, and the upcoming Food Rules: An Eater's Manual.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating tale of American gardening 23 Jun 2011
By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Michael Pollan is writing for an American audience, but this book is, for quite different reasons, fascinating and thought-provoking to a British reader. In Britain, as in most of Europe, there is not a square inch of ground which hasn't been used, managed and often cultivated by man for thousands of years. From the Neolithic hut circles high in the Dartmoor heather to the Saxon coppice-stools still flourishing in the depths of the wood, even the wildest bits of Britain are in a sense, garden; it's something we take for granted. When the first settlers arrived, the (man-made) open glades and groves of New England were regarded as a kind of Eden, an untouched Arcadia, and the Native Americans as archetypes of the Noble Savage. That attitude soon changed, and the rest is history. Only in the mid-nineteenth century, when the European had almost succeeded in obliterating everything natural within US boundaries, did a movement start to preserve, and idolise, what remained of the "Wilderness". Out of this reaction grew an attitude to nature which is curiously schizophrenic. Michael Pollan explores this strange relationship and, through his meditations, the European understands a lot about the culture of the United States.

To an American, the area round his or her house, no matter its size, is a "yard". Gardening is "yard work" - a strange masculine blend of tightly controlling nature while paying lip service to revering it. He explains the history and psychology of the American passion for vast areas of mown grass, stretching without boundaries along the fronts of miles of suburban properties, and explores the social pressure not to deviate from the "American way" in your yard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favourite garden book 1 Dec 2001
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I love this book and have read it many times. It is not a book about the practical aspects of gardening, but it captures the essence of why some of us like to get out there with a spade and try to improve on our surroundings. It is philisophical, funny, profound and inspiring, just the thing to read during winter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 12 Jan 2014
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This is a thought- provoking, seminal book for any serious gardener. This one is here to stay in my library.
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I have 5starred it although I have not yet read it. I have been very busy since I bought it, but will send a proper review once I have read it, only "dipped in" so far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 11 May 2013
By Elise Z
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excellent engagement with the nature society relations that every gardener is confronted with. Written in the early 90s, still relevant today.
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