The Botany of Desire Summary
Michael Pollan

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The Botany of Desire Summary

The text, usually categorized as a Nature and Gardening book, presents the argument that four plants have shaped human evolution at least to the same extent that humans have shaped those plants' evolution. The text uses the standard biological term "co-evolution" to describe this synergistic process. The four plants considered are the Apple, consisting of Malus domestica and M. seiversii; the Tulip, consisting of about 100 species in the genus Tulipa; Marijuana...

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