Second Nature: A Gardener's Education

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education - Michael Pollan The more I read Michael Pollan, the more I like him. I imagine anyone with an interest in the earth, ecology, gardening, or nature would love this book, and I can certainly recommend it to anyone who, like me, is just discovering an interest in the life of plants, and how we interact with them. The perspective Pollan offers on the dichotomy of civilization vs. wilderness -- and the destructive tendencies of that distinction -- is especially important as we all grapple with just what the hell it means to be "green," anyway, and how to be involved with nature without feeling the need to extricate ourselves entirely from the modern world in order to do so.