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The Resource Second nature : a gardener's education, Michael Pollan

Second nature : a gardener's education, Michael Pollan

Label
Second nature : a gardener's education
Title
Second nature
Title remainder
a gardener's education
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
Title variation
Gardener's education
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One day, Harper's Magazine editor 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, of course, did not work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life. The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book which has become a classic 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 is ultimately a modern Walden.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
NTG
Dewey number
635.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB455
LC item number
.P58 1991b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Second nature : a gardener's education, Michael Pollan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two gardens -- Spring. Nature abhors a garden ; Why mow? ; Compost and its moral imperatives -- Summer. Into the rose garden ; Weeds are us ; Green thumb -- Fall. The harvest ; Planting a tree ; The idea of a garden -- Winter. "Made wild by pompous catalogs" ; The garden tour
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802140111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm53070964
  • (OCoLC)53070964
  • 983878
Label
Second nature : a gardener's education, Michael Pollan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two gardens -- Spring. Nature abhors a garden ; Why mow? ; Compost and its moral imperatives -- Summer. Into the rose garden ; Weeds are us ; Green thumb -- Fall. The harvest ; Planting a tree ; The idea of a garden -- Winter. "Made wild by pompous catalogs" ; The garden tour
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802140111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm53070964
  • (OCoLC)53070964
  • 983878

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