Books written by Michael Pollan

Second Nature

July 23, 1991 | 258 pages
The author of The Botany of Desire draws on his gardening experiences to explore attitudes toward nature and wilderness, environmental questions, and what gardening teaches about the borders between nature and culture. Reprint.  More Info

The Botany of Desire

Random House Trade Paperbacks | July 23, 2017 | 271 pages
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato.  More Info

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Penguin Press | July 23, 2017 | 450 pages
An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of... More Info
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Cooked

Penguin Group USA | April 29, 2014 | 480 pages
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 himself to a... More Info

Food Rules

Penguin Group USA | December 29, 2009 | 140 pages
The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food presents a pocket-sized set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out. Original. 500,000 first printing.  More Info

Cooked

Penguin Press | April 23, 2013 | 464 pages
Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education 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... More Info

Bringing It to the Table

Counterpoint Press | August 18, 2009 | 234 pages
Introduction by Michael Pollan  More Info

Food Rules

Penguin Press | November 1, 2011 | 203 pages
Presents a set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out.  More Info

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Large Print Press | April 24, 2007 | 709 pages
Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet.  More Info

In Defense of Food

Penguin Pr | July 23, 2017 | 244 pages
The best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices, counseling readers on the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods. 200,000 first printing.  More Info