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    • How to Change Your Mind

    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Judge not!

    • By Brad Rudner on 2018-06-02
    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 2018-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 491 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    • A Natural History of Four Meals
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly well written and interesting

    • By Trent T on 2019-01-07

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • In Defense of Food

    • An Eater's Manifesto
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life changer book on food and diet

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-27

    Price: CDN$ 32.42

    • The Botany of Desire

    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

    Price: CDN$ 37.59

    • Cooked

    • A Natural History of Transformation
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world....

    • A Natural History of Transformation
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 2013-04-23
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 42.34

    • A Place of My Own

    • The Architecture of Daydreams
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With this updated edition of his earlier book, A Place of My Own, listeners can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollan’s realization of a room of his own—a small, wooden hut, his “shelter for daydreams” — built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Second Nature

    • A Gardener's Education
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In his articles and in best-selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man's place in the natural world. A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Young Readers Edition
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "What's for dinner?" seemed like a simple question - until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers' adaptation of Pollan's famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good intro to food

    • By Matt B on 2018-12-19

    Price: CDN$ 47.04

    • The Writer in the Garden

    • Written by: Jane Garmey (editor), M. F. K. Fisher, Jamaica Kincaid, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Deborah Hazlett, Simon Jones, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Writer in the Garden adds up to a glorious compendium of writing that is amusing, original, and idiosyncratic. Excerpts span not only the beauties of the garden but such far-reaching topics as weeds, the tribulations of gardening in a cold climate, the dangers of rare plant collecting, the delights of weeding, the pitfalls of growing roses, and the place of "tacky" in a garden. The book is impeccably read by a group of professional actors.

    Price: CDN$ 11.64