The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-eye View of the World
ISBN10: 0375760393 ISBN13: 9780375760396 Publisher: Random House (P) Published: Jun 1 2002 Pages: 271 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.68" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.