Second Nature - A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan

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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.

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A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Michael Pollan is the nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues. He is the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Society.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 276 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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His newfound notion views ""a garden [as] a place that admits nature and human habitation,"" one ""requiring human intervention or it will collapse."" He uses three examples--lawns, roses, and weeds--to support his argument, and by tracing their history and social and political aspects, makes a s...

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Despite some overheated prose, Pollan’s 2003 book on his many years gardening proves to be an enjoyable and instructive listen.

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