The Omnivore's Dilemma

Author: Michael Pollan
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  • : $32.99(AUD)
  • : 9780143038580
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  • : September 2007
  • : 217mm X 140mm X 25mm
  • : United States
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  • : November 2006
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  • : Michael Pollan
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  • : Paperback / softback
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  • : English
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Description

A "New York Times" bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain uswhether industrial or organic, alternative or processedhe develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

Reviews

aAn eateras manifesto ... [Pollanas] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!a
a"The Washington Post"
aThoughtful, engrossing ... Youare not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.a
a"The New York Times Book Review"
aMichael Pollan has perfected a toneaone of gleeful irony and barely suppressed outrageaand a way of inserting himself into a narrative so that a subject comes alive through what heas feeling and thinking. He is a master at drawing back to reveal the greater issues.a
a"Los Angeles Times"
aIf you ever thought awhatas for dinnera was a simple question, youall change your mind after reading Pollanas searing indictment of todayas food industryaand his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didnat want it to end.a
a"The Seattle Times"