Second Nature

Second Nature
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date
Category Gardening
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0802198619
Rating 3.5/5 from 62 reviews
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“One of the distinguished gardening books of our time,” from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma (USA Today). Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau’s example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic did not, of course, work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Michael Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life. The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book in the finest tradition of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, Second Nature, from the renowned author of The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food, and other bestsellers, is “as delicious a meditation on one man’s relationship with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon” (The New York Times Book Review). “Usually when Americans have wanted to explore their relationship to nature they’ve gone to the wilderness, or the woods. Michael Pollan went to the garden instead . . . and he’s returned with a quirky and pleasing book.” —Annie Dillard “A joy to read.” —Los Angeles Times

Second Nature
  • Author : Michael Pollan
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

“One of the distinguished gardening books of our time,” from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma (USA Today). Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted

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Second Nature
  • Author : Nathaniel Rich
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30

From the author of Losing Earth, a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing. We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts

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Second Nature
  • Author : Haim Ofek
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-10-25

This book explores how market forces and economics can help answer fundamental questions of human evolution.

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Second Nature
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15

From #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Nora Roberts, a tenacious journalist and a secretive author pen a new narrative between them when they discover their passion for one another is Second Nature... Legendary horror author Hunter Brown thrills fans with his tales of terror. But the master of macabre is

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Second Nature
  • Author : Jae
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05

A shape-shifting soldier falls in love with the human woman she's supposed to kill in this compelling lesbian paranormal romance, part one in the award-winning Shape-Shifter series. For solitary novelist Jorie Price, true love seems as fictional as the shape-shifting creatures she writes about in her paranormal romances. Griffin Westmore

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Most Beautiful House in the World
  • Author : Witold Rybczynski
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 1990

Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.

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Second Nature
  • Author : Erin Clabough
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08

Use Neuroscience to Raise an Awesome Person—Starting Now Searching for a roadmap to raise a successful child who makes a positive difference in this world? Neuroscientist and mother Erin Clabough teaches that to thrive as adults, children need to learn self-regulation, a master life skill founded in empathy, creativity,

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Second Nature
  • Author : Crina Archer,Laura Ephraim,Lida Maxwell
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08

This volume examines the nature/politics relationship anew in the wake of recent critiques of the category of "nature." Its essays draw on contemporary and canonical thinkers to reflect on "second nature" as a site or paradigm of political contest and intervene into debates about environmentalism, human rights, and more.

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Second Nature
  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998-02-01

A suburban woman discovers her own wild spirit in this “suspenseful...dark, romantic meditation on what it means to be human”(The New Yorker) from the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic. Robin Moore, coping with a divorce and a troubled teen-aged son, impulsively rescues a strange man from

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Second Nature
  • Author : Ric Flair,Charlotte Flair,Brian Shields
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

Read online Second Nature written by Ric Flair,Charlotte Flair,Brian Shields, published by St. Martin's Griffin which was released on 2019-02-05. Download full Second Nature Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Silicon Second Nature
  • Author : Stefan Helmreich
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-29

"Helmreich's analysis—extensive, imaginative, rigorous, and insightful—promises to establish him as the cultural authority on A-Life. . . . He shows that, in the age of complexity, science simultaneously disenchants and re-enchants the world. . . . The book is written in a personal and engaging style . . . so full of ideas and interesting asides [that]

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Second Nature
  • Author : Gerald M. Edelman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-01

Burgeoning advances in brain science are opening up new perspectives on how we acquire knowledge. Indeed, it is now possible to explore consciousness - the very centre of human concern - by scientific means. In this illuminating book, Dr. Gerald M. Edelman offers a new theory of knowledge based on

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Second Nature
  • Author : David J. Shepherdson,Jill D. Mellen,Michael Hutchins
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11

Growing recognition of the complexity of animals' physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity. Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of

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Seekers  Second Nature
  • Author : David Mack
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22

An all-new Star Trek series begins! A new mission: The late twenty-third century—Starfleet’s golden age of exploration. Desperate to stay one step ahead of its rivals, the Federation sends two starships, the scout Sagittarius and the cruiser Endeavour, to plumb the secrets of the vast region known as

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Summer Pleasures
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01

Second Nature Getting an exclusive interview with notoriously reclusive horror writer Hunter Brown was all Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe ever wanted. And when Hunter agrees to the interview on the condition that Lee conduct it on a camping trip, she can hardly refuse. But after spending some time alone

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