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              An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection
                

              An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection (Hardback)

              Introduction by Gollner, Adam Leith; Text by Landy, Jacqueline; McPhee, John; Pollan, Michael; Vitaglione, Marina

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              • Pub Date
                4 May 21

              A kaleidoscopic celebration of the USDA's pomological collection, offering an engaging, biophillic meditation upon the sweetest of the earth's produce The United States Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection encompasses 7,497 botanical watercolor paintings of... evolving fruit and nut varieties, alongside specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Assembled between 1886 and 1942, the collection's remarkable, botanically accurate watercolors were executed by some 21 professional artists (including nine women). Authored largely before the widespread application of photography, the watercolors were intended to aid accurate identification and examination of fruit varietals, for the nation's fruit growers. Documenting the transformation of American pomology, the science of fruit breeding and production, and the horticultural innovations accountable for contemporary fruit cultivation and consumption, the USDA's collection offers fascinating anthropological and horticultural insights concerning the fruits we ecstatically devour, and why. With an abundance of reproductions from the collection, this gorgeous volume encompasses fruit-suffused anecdotes and observations drawn from the fields of archaeology and anthropology, horticulture and literature, ancient representation and contemporary visual art. It includes contributions by authors Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, Michael Pollan and Marina Vitaglione.
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              ISBN 9781733622042
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Atelier Editions
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              Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food

              Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Salatin, Joel; Foreword by Pollan, Michael

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              Holy Cows and Hog Heaven is written by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean good farmer. His goal is to: Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system.Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork ...relationship.Marry the best of western technology with the soul of eastern ethics.Educate food buyers about productions. Create a food system that enhances natures ecology for future generations. Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generations world one bite at a time.
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              ISBN 9780963810946
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2005
              Publisher Polyface, Incorporated
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              A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
                

              A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Pollan, Michael

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              The author of the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property.

              ISBN 9780143114741
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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              Dilema del Omnivoro: En Busca de la Comida Perfecta / The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, El
                

              Dilema del Omnivoro: En Busca de la Comida Perfecta / The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, El (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pollan, Michael; Translated by Nagore, Raul

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              • Pub Date
                22 Jun 21

              En este revolucionario libro, Michael Pollan, uno de los escritores mas brillantes, originales y elocuentes de Estados Unidos, aborda la aparentemente sencilla pregunta de que deberiamos comer, ofreciendonos unas respuestas que tienen profundas implicaciones politicas, economicas..., psicologicas e incluso morales para todos nosotros. ?Que cenaremos hoy? Nos hemos confrontado a esta pregunta desde que el hombre descubrio el fuego, pero para Michael Pollan la manera en que la abordamos hoy en dia podria llegar a determinar nuestra supervivencia en cuanto a especie. El hecho de que seamos omnivoros y podamos ingerir todo tipo de alimentos hace que nuestro acto de decidir que queremos comer se vuelva un dilema, sobre todo ante la abundancia de productos que nos ofrece el desconcertante y traicionero mercado alimenticio. Cuando escogemos nuestro tipo de alimentacion, no solamente entra en juego la salud propia o la de nuestros hijos, sino la de todo el medioambiente. Escrito de manera excelente y profusamente argumentado, El dilema del omnivoro promete cambiar nuestra percepcion sobre las politicas alimenticias y el placer de la comida. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of How to Change Your Mind and the #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 eve
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              ISBN 9788499928845
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2021
              Publisher Debate
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              Language (Spanish)
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              In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
                

              In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pollan, Michael

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              From the author of the bestselling The Omnivores Dilemma comes this bracing and eloquent manifesto that shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy.

              ISBN 9780143114963
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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              This Is Your Mind on Plants
                 

              This Is Your Mind on Plants (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Pollan, Michael

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              • Pub Date
                6 Jul 21

              From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants - and the equally powerful taboos Of all the things humans rely on plants for--sustenance, b...eauty, fragrance, flavor, fiber--surely the most curious is our use of them is to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: people around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen our minds. We don't usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. But, what is a drug? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from an opium poppy seed head a federal crime? In THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS, Michael Pollan dives deep into three drugs - opium, caffeine, and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and such fraught feelings? A unique blend of history, science, memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively, as a drug, which can be either licit or illicit. But that's one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan proves, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in on
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              ISBN 9780593414217
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
              Publisher Random House
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              Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
               

              Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pollan, Michael

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              Original publication and copyright date: 2013.

              ISBN 9780143125334
              Released NZ 29 Apr 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill

              Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Second Edition)

              By Imhoff, Daniel; Foreword by Pollan, Michael; Introduction by Kirschenmann, Fred

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              Every five years, the US Congress passes a little understood legislation called the Farm Bill. With the legislation due to be reauthorized in late 2012, this title offers a critical resource that can help readers deconstruct this challenging bill, organize in their communities to... gain a seat at the bargaining table, and vote with their forks.
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              ISBN 9780970950079
              Released NZ 21 Feb 2012
              Publisher Watershed Media Press
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              Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

              Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence (Hardback, None ed.)

              By Mancuso, Stefano; Viola, Alessandra; Foreword by Pollan, Michael; Translated by Benham, Joan

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              Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? In this book, a leading scientist argues that plants process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another-showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and ...aware.
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              ISBN 9781610916035
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2015
              Publisher Island Press
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              In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
               

              In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pollan, Michael

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              From the author of the bestselling The Omnivore's Dilemma comes this bracing and eloquent manifesto that shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that can enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy. (Consumer Health)

              ISBN 9781594201455
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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