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A Place of My Own

The Architecture of Daydreams
Pollan, Michael (Book - 2008)
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Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences--whether eating, gardening, or building--and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food . With this updated edition of his earlier book A Place of My Own , readers 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. Coming from The Penguin Press in 2013, Michael Pollan's newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation --the story of our most trusted food expert's culinary education
Authors: Pollan, Michael
Title: A place of my own
the architecture of daydreams
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2008
Characteristics: xx, 320 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Pollan
Notes: First published as A place of my own : the education of an amateur builder: Random House, 1997
"With a new preface"--Cover
ISBN: 0143114743
Branch Call Number: 690.837 P771p 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-310) and index
Subject Headings: Space and time Popular works Huts Design and construction Popular works
Topical Term: Space and time
LCCN: 96035101
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List - A home of my own by: multcolib_tamaf Mar 18, 2014

The intelligent and often hilarious story of Pollan's realization of a room of his own, "shelter for daydreams"--built with his admittedly unhandy hands. .

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