The Botany of Desire

January 11th, 2011 by Justin Kemerling

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Apples, Tulips, Marijuana and Potatoes and their evolutionary influence over us. The Botany of Desire examines this unique relationship through the stories of four familiar species, telling how each of them evolved to satisfy one of our most basic yearnings. Linking our fundamental desires for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control with the plants that gratify them  – The Botany of Desire shows that we humans are intricately woven into the web of nature, not standing outside it. One major lesson: Monoculture = Bad. Who wants to live a place where everything is the same anyway?

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