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summary Second Nature A Gardener's Education ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ö [Read] ➻ Second Nature A Gardener's Education ➸ Michael Pollan – In his articles and in best selling books such as The Botany of Desire Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most N all its glory and exasperation With chapters ranging from a reconsideration of the Great American Lawn a dispatch from one man’s war with a woodchuck to an essay about the sexual politics of roses Pollan has created a passionate and elouent argument for reconceiving our relationship with natur. A fascinating and informative read that goes way beyond gardening Drawing from history ecology religion literature and philosophy Pollan discusses how gardening addresses our relationship with natureExcellent writing style For example he entertainingly describes the loathsome slugs naked bullets of flesh evicted snails that hide from the light of day emerging at sunset to cruise the garden along their own avenues of slimeIn addition to the lowly slug Pollan addresses big topics here including land use genetic engineering and other environmental issues He proposes a new ethic for environmental stewardship that views man's relationship to nature as that of gardener who is interconnected with the land rather than the prevailing wilderness ethic He posits that the absolutist viewpoints from which most view the land with either a market aesthetic or a wilderness aesthetic are not helpful to either cause A must read for environmentalists gardeners and anyone who contemplates the American landscape

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In his articles A Gardener's PDF #10003 and in best selling books such as The Botany of Desire Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man’s place in the natural world A new literary classic Second Nature has become a manifesto not just f. I've been a gardener my whole life and so was delighted with Michael Pollan's story of his experiences with gardening and the endless struggles we go through as nature does its best to undo our every effort A great read and a true gem of a meditation on gardens and the human spiritAfter 2012This is my third read of Second Nature Once again I'm impressed by Pollan's ability to weave personal history with past and present theoriesideaspolitics of gardens and our changing attitudes towards the land we live on and with Certainly not a practical gardening guide but worth reading for all who wish to look beyond planting a few tomatoes or a casual daisy or two

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Second Nature A Gardener's EducationOr gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere “As delicious a meditation on one man’s relationships with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” Second Nature PDFEPUB or The New York Times Book Review Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors i. This book was erm okay Just okay There were definitely parts that I really liked about it historical overview of gardening in the US Pollan talking about his struggles with his five acres reminiscing about his childhood gardening memories But and this is a big but each chapter felt like it's own book with a wrap up that left me feeling like SURELY this should be the end of the book only to realize there were a gazzillion cds left in the case to go through When I put in the last one I actually gave a shout of rejoice that it was almost over How can something with great tidbits of information be so blasted boring feel like it's lasting forever I stubbornly refused to uit listening to the cd because see it isn't a bad book Just something about it wasn't enjoyable in it's entirety Only pieces were enjoyable Unfortunately those pieces were too few and far between And as a disclaimer as always reading and listening to a book often leave a reader with different impressions of the book Perhaps a reader would not feel as if the book moved painfully slow If you are a big Pollan fan then I'd suggest reading it But unless you are a huge fan or an avid and passionate gardener then I say pass on this one