Of all of Pollan's books, this is my favorite. This "plant's-eye-view of the world" enables you to see nature from the perspective of plants and animals, imagining that perhaps they use us just as much as we use them.
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In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...
Heaven, may I be a Yurikamome amid
Chrysanthemum flowers at Gion Matsori?
High over Yasaka, show me a bird's eye view of
Kannon, the god of mercy Bo...
I saw The Burmese Harp in the mid-1960s, during the Vietnam war, and one specific image stayed with me, so much so that I have used it several times in poems.
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