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Cooked
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 468

Cooked

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014
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  • Publisher: Penguin

The author recounts the story of his culinary education and the roles of the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth in transforming natural ingredients into delicious meals and drinks, in an account that traces his efforts to master classic recipes using one of the four elements. Reprint.

The Botany of Desire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 271

The Botany of Desire

Focusing on the human relationship with plants, uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.

Food Rules
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Food Rules

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-12-29
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  • Publisher: Penguin

#1 New York Times Bestseller A definitive compendium of food wisdom Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the ...

The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-04-11
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  • Publisher: Penguin

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. 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, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Second Nature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Second Nature

Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the seventy-five greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature has become a manifesto for rethinking our relationship with nature. With chapter ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn and a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck to reflections on the sexual politics of roses, Pollan captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation.

A Place of My Own
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

A Place of My Own

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-03-06
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  • Publisher: Random House

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, this book presents a captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work. Line drawings throughout. Size C. 320 pp. National ads & publicity. 35,000 print.

In Defence of Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

In Defence of Food

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-31
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants These simple words get to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defence of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through the generations have become confused, complicated and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists and journalists, all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion. As a result we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not 'real' These 'edible food-like substances' are often packaged with labels bearing health claims that are typically false and misleading. Indeed, real food is fast disappearing from the market...

In Defense of Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 244

In Defense of Food

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin

Cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices and discusses the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods.

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 46

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-04
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  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Michael Pollan is an author, journalist and a professor of science and environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written many books, articles and essays on the American food system and sustainable agriculture. He is also the author of “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” “The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World,” “A Place of My Own,” and “Second Nature.” Pollan is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003, and the Reuters-I.U.C.N. 2000 Global Award for Environmental Journalism. Po...

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire (CliffNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Review)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire (CliffNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Review)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-04
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  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc

Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK For look into a flower, and what do you see? Into the very hear of natures double naturethat is, the contending energies of creation and dissolution, the spiring toward complex form and the tidal pull away from it. Apollo and Dionysus were names the Greeks gave to these two faces of nature, and nowhere in nature is their contest as plain or as poignant as it is in the beauty of a flower and its rapid passing. Published over ten years ago, Michael Pollans The Botany of Desire: A Plants-Eye View of The World has had a profound impact on a generation increasingly sensitive to their interaction with nature and the environment. Teaching us to bridg...