I was supposed to go somewhere yesterday afternoon when I turned on C-Span and saw a somewhat stooped old guy on the House floor talking about the end of oil supplies, whipping out one chart after another. The guy was obviously too scientific to be a politician. He looked and sounded like Read More
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World , by Michael Pollan. Random House, 271 pages, $24.95.
Michael Pollan is that rare being, a contemporary American garden essayist who is well-known and well-liked in Britain. Only Allen Lacy and Eric Grissell have come anywhere close in impressing us insular Old Worlders. So popular Read More