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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Pollan Narrator: Michael Pollan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening, Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and exasperation. With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn, a dispatch from one man's war with a woodchuck, to an essay about the sexual politics of roses, Pollan has created a passionate and eloquent argument for reconceiving our relationship with nature.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 2/13/2014

    " What I learned from this book is that it's possible to find gardening interesting, to fantasize about gardening, and yet not actually be a gardener. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eric | 2/11/2014

    " An enjoyable book that believes roughly the same things I believe about the relationship between humanity, culture, and nature. In brief, nature, as a wilderness, is a non-existent entity. We, humankind and nature, are inexorably linked. Our goal should not be to stay out of each others' ways, but to cultivate a healthy coexistence. It's not spectacular, but reasonably thought provoking and sufficiently interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erica | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed Pollen's storytelling in this book. At times, it got boring, and at times, pretty self-absorbed (and pretty while male-absorbed). But there was something I liked from each chapter. And I'm sold on his general theme of using "gardening" as a more appropriate metaphor for humans' relationship to nature (and to each other) - well argued. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lydia | 2/3/2014

    " Extremely thought provoking. "

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