Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

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Bloomsbury, 1996 - 279 pagine
Michael Pollan brilliantly promotes the garden - rather than the wild - as the most appropriate place for rethinking our relationship with nature. Second Nature contains plenty of information - there are chapters on the virtues of composting, how to plant a tree for the long haul, reading between the lines of seed catalogues, and the secrets of the green thumb - but its true focus is the philosophy of gardening, what gardening has to teach us about the troubled borders between nature and culture, our attitudes towards wild places and animals, the urgent environmental questions we face, class consciousness in the gardening world and the moral dimensions of landscape.

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Recensione dell'utente  - Joy_Bush - LibraryThing

I love Michael Pollan so this was a fairly easy read. It just was not the type of gardening book I thought it was going to be. Most of it was philosophical and I have no use for that type of stuff ... Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - KittyCunningham - LibraryThing

This is a very nice consideration of man's relationship with plants, both wild and domesticated. His relationship with his own garden is that of a man who can afford to pay other people to do the heavy lifting. Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (1996)

Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.

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