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Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Michael Pollan books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (2019)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionA New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

2. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2009)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionBecause in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2007)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

4. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2009)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionEating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

5. Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education (2003)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn his articles 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 for 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” (The New York Times Book Review), Second Nature captures the rhythms of our everyday engagement with the outdoors in all its glory and…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

6. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2014)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate Collection**Now a docu-series streaming on Netflix, starring Pollan as he explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney executive produces the four-part series based on Pollan’s book, and each episode will focus on a different natural element: fire, water, air, and earth. **In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

7. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2002)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

8. A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams (2008)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate Collection“A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

9. Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food : An Eater’s Manifesto (Paperback); 2009 Edition (1672)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionFood. There’s plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

10. Cómo cambiar tu mente / How to Change Your Mind: Lo que la nueva ciencia de la psicodelia nos enseña sobre la conciencia, la muerte, la adicción, la depresión y la transcendencia (Spanish Edition) (2019)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionCuando Michael Pollan se propuso investigar por qué el LSD y la psilocibina (el componente activo de las setas alucinógenas) proporcionan un enorme alivio a personas que padecen condiciones de difícil tratamiento como el trastorno por estrés postraumático, la depresión o la adicción, no tenía la intención de escribir lo que es sin lugar a dudas su libro más personal. Pero al descubrir cómo estas notables sustancias mejoran la vida no solo de pacientes con problemas de salud mental sino también de…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

11. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers Edition (2015)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate Collection“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter,…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

12. Pollan on Food Boxed Set: The Omnivore’s Dilemma; In Defense of Food; Cooked (2014)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn a few short years, Michael Pollan has completely transformed America’s understanding of eating. Now, Pollan on Food collects the New York Times–bestselling author’s three masterworks into one memorable package. First, the groundbreaking book that started it all, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, in which Pollan turns his own omnivorous mind to the seemingly straightforward question of what we should have for dinner. Next, with In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) idea that comes…
Author(s): Michael Pollan

13. The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals (2016)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to…
Author(s): Corky Pollan , Lori Pollan , et al.

14. The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality (2013)

Best Michael Pollan Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat does the future hold for humanity, and can psychedelics help take us there? • Shares insights from the author’s discussions with Terence McKenna, Edgar Mitchell, Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Candace Pert, and others • Investigates the role of psychedelics in lucid dreaming, sex and pleasure enhancement, morphic field theory, the survival of consciousness, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface between science and spirituality For as long as humanity has existed, we have used psychedelics to raise our levels of…
Author(s): David Jay Brown

Cooked A Natural History of Transformation. In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Michael Pollan Drops Acid — and Comes Back From His Trip Convinced The New York Times Book Review, June 4, 2018. With “How to Change Your Mind,” Pollan remains concerned with what we put into our bodies, but we’re not talking about arugula. Michael Pollan My guilty food pleasure, the thing I reach for if I’m in a gas station and need a pick-me up (I know, you should never buy food from the same place…more My guilty food pleasure, the thing I reach for if I’m in a gas station and need a pick-me up (I know, you should never buy food from the same place you buy gas) is Cracker Jacks. Michael Pollan is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, TIME Michael Aaron Pollan (/ ˈ p ɒ l ə n /; born February 6, 1955) is an American author, journalist, activist, and the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University. Pollan is also professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family

Author(s): Tracy Pollan; Dana Pollan; Lori Pollan; Corky Pollan; Michael Pollan
Publisher: Harper Wave, Year: 2019, Size: 64 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2398437

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Author(s): Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2219525

The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals

Author(s): Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2016, Size: 464 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2417579

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

Author(s): Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola, Joan Benham, Michael Pollan
Publisher: Island Press, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1393618

The Pollan family table : the best recipes and kitchen wisdom for delicious, healthy family meals

Author(s): Kernick, John; Pollan, Corky; Pollan, Dana; Pollan, Lori; Pollan, Michael; Pollan, Tracy
Publisher: Scribner, Year: 2014, Size: 103 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1433145

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

Author(s): Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2014, Size: 720 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2414205

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Author(s): Michael Pollan
Publisher: Random House, Inc., Year: 2014, Size: 266 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2417277

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