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The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 4,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century may determine our survival as a species.--[résumé de l'éditeur]
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto by Michael Pollan( Book )

60 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.--From publisher description
The botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world by Michael Pollan( Book )

71 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Idaho farmer cultivates Russet Burbank potatoes so that a customer at a McDonald's half a world away can enjoy a long, golden French fry. A gardener plants tulip bulbs in the fall and, come spring, has a riotous patch of color to admire. Two straightforward examples of how humans act on nature to get what we want. Or are they? What if those potatoes and tulips have evolved to gratify certain human desires so that humans will help them multiply? What if, in other words, these plants are using us just as we use them? Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and in the process spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. What Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates in The Botany of Desire is that people and domesticated plant species have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship, a relationship that is just as common and essential to the way nature works. In this utterly original narrative that blends history, memoir, and the best science writing, Pollan tells the story of four domesticated species-the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato-from the point of view of the plants. All four species are deeply woven into the fabric of our everyday lives, and Pollan illustrates how each has evolved a survival strategy based on satisfying one of humankind's most basic desires. The apple gratifies our taste for sweetness; the tulip attracts us with its beauty; marijuana offers intoxication; and the genetically modified potato gives us a sense of control over nature. And just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand coevolutionary scheme that Pollan so brilliantly evokes, have done remarkably well by us. Take the apple, for example. In nineteenth-century America, frontier dwellers far from the trading posts of the East lacked a source of sweetness in their diet-and sugar with which to make alcohol. So when a man named John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) floated down the Ohio River with bushels of apple seeds in his canoe, the settlers seized on the opportunity to grow the fruit on their new land. The pioneers' desire for sweetness was satisfied-and the apple was given a whole new continent on which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdote and accessible science in gorgeous prose, Pollan takes the reader on an absorbing journey through the landscape of botany and desire. It is a journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature. In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three & a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant-though this time the obsession revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people & plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings- & by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we've benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes & accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature
Food rules : an eater's manual by Michael Pollan( Book )

76 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, 'What should I eat?'"--back cover
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
Cooked : a natural history of transformation by Michael Pollan( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook"--
Second nature : a gardener's education by Michael Pollan( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, Harper's Magazine editor Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm. He planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau's example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic, of course, did not work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life. The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book which has become a classic of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, Second Nature is ultimately a modern Walden.--From publisher description
Seeds of hope : wisdom and wonder from the world of plants by Jane Goodall( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author, a renowned naturalist examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. Long before she began her work with chimpanzees, she had a passion for the natural world. Now she opens our eyes to the profound relationship we have with the world of plants, exploring our dependence on the plant kingdom as food, medicine, and our helpers in the task of healing the harm we have inflicted on the natural world
The botany of desire by Michael Pollan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over de evolutie van planten en de rol daarbij van de mens, bezien vanuit de behoeften van de plant
Food politics : how the food industry influences nutrition and health by Marion Nestle( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An excellent introduction to how decisions are made in Washington -- and their effects on consumers"--The Nation
In defense of food : an eater's manifesto by Michael Pollan( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach"--
The art of fermentation : an in-depth exploration of essential concepts and processes from around the world by Sandor Ellix Katz( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information -- how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With full-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises
In defense of food by Michael Pollan( Recording )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines eating habits in light of contemporary trends toward ultra diet-concsiousness. Presents arguments for more tradition- and ecology-based approaches to eating rather than regarding foods in more scientific or clinical terms
Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence by Stefano Mancuso( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, a leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? For centuries, philosophers and scientists have argued that plants are unthinking and inert, yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged this idea, shedding new light on the complex interior lives of plants. In Brilliant Green, leading scientist Stefano Mancuso presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. He argues that plants process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another--showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Part botany lesson, part manifesto, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom
Mostly plants : 101 delicious flexitarian recipes from the Pollan family by Tracy Pollan( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the advice of family member Michael Pollan --"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"--this book offers an approach to eating which doesn't give up meat entirely but builds a diet that shifts the ratio from animals to plants, creating delicious and nutritious meals sure to appeal to everyone
Queen of the sun : what are the bees telling us? by Taggart Siegel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beekeepers and scientists explore the mysterious worldwide crisis of disappearing honeybees
A place of my own : the education of an amateur builder by Michael Pollan( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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." Ordinarily more at home among words than things, the author was seized by the idea of building the place himself, with his own two unhandy hands. A Place of My Own recounts his two-and-a-half-year journey of discovery in an absorbing narrative that deftly weaves the day-to-day work of design and building - from siting to blueprint, from the pouring of foundations to finish carpentry - with reflections on everything from the power of place to shape our lives to the question of what constitutes "real work" in a technological society. With one eye on Thoreau and the other on Mr. Blandings, Pollan uses the biography of a single tiny building to brilliantly illuminate the history, and meaning, of all human building: how nature is both sacrificed and celebrated when we transform a tree into a house; where the classical rules of Vitruvius dovetail with the Chinese art of feng shui; what the warring perspective of carpenter and architect have to tell us about the changing experience of work today. This is a book about craft that is itself beautifully crafted, linking the world of the body and material things with the realm of mind, heart, and spirit, showing us that there is not a divide between the two, but a continuum
Cooked : [a natural history of transformation] by Michael Pollan( Recording )

28 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements-- fire, water, air, and earth-- to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook"--Container
The Pollan family table : the best recipes and kitchen wisdom for delicious, healthy family meals by Corky Pollan( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family's best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives you the tools you need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in your everyday life and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring your family back to the table"--Jacket
The botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world by Michael Pollan( Recording )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship between humans and domesticated plants
 
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In defense of food : an eater's manifesto
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In defense of food : an eater's manifestoThe botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the worldFood rules : an eater's manualSecond nature : a gardener's educationThe botany of desireIn defense of food : an eater's manifestoIn defense of foodA place of my own : the education of an amateur builderThe botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world
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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism

Michael Pollan Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Pollan giornalista statunitense

Michael Pollan US-amerikanischer Journalist

Pollan, Michael

Pollan, Michael, 1955-

Pollanas M.

Pollanas Michaelis

Πόλαν Μάικλ

Майкл Поллан

Поллан, Майкл

מייקל פולן

פולאן, מייקל

פולן, מייקל 1955-

פולן, מיקל 1955-

مايكل پولان

مایکل پولان ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و استاد دانشگاه آمریکایی

마이클 폴란

폴란, 마이클 1955-

ポーラン, マイケル

マイケル・ポラン

米高·波倫

迈克尔·波伦

麥可·波倫

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