In This is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan argues that the key to understanding human consciousness may lie in our relationship with plants. He provides an enlightening exploration of how the ways we use and consume plants have shaped our cognitive abilities and affective states.
For who is this book for ?
This Is Your Mind on Plants is for anyone interested in the relationships between humans, plants and consciousness. Pollan provides a well-researched and fascinating exploration of how our use and consumption of plants has shaped not just our physical abilities but also our cognitive abilities and emotions.
- Pollan offers a well-written, convincing argument that plants have played a significant role in human evolution and cognitive development.
- This book is filled with interesting facts and anecdotes about the relationship between humans and plants.
- Pollan has a clear passion for his subject matter, which makes for an engaging read.
- It is a dense read
- It doesn’t have enough pictures
- It’s only available in hardcover
Learn more about the author
Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of several books, including The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Cooked. He is also a professor of journalism at UC Berkeley.
“Pollan has done it again! This book is a treasure trove of information about the role plants play in human cognition and emotion. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in plant science, psychology, or simply want to learn more about how humans interact with their environment.”
“This is a very insightful book that digs deep into the relationship between humans and plants. Pollan does an excellent job of grounding his arguments in scientific research while still making them accessible to laypeople. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the role plants play in human cognition.”
“This book is a refreshing and engaging read that will leave you with a new perspective on plants and their role in our lives. Pollan provides scientific evidence to support his assertions while maintaining an approachable, conversational style. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in how humans evolved cognitively and emotionally.”
“This Is Your Mind on Plants will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about plants, consciousness, and our place in the natural world. Pollan’s lucid prose and deep understanding of both science and philosophy shine through on every page as he draws connections between seemingly disparate phenomena to build a compelling case for the profound intelligence of plants.”