Thorndike Press

This Is Your Mind on Plants

  • Michael Pollan
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  • ISBN-10: 0593414217
  • ISBN-13: 9780593414217
  • DDC: 581.6
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released August 2021

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs — opium, caffeine, and mescaline — and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings?


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