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The botany of desire

Author: Michael PollanMichael Schwarz, (Producer)Edward GrayKiran Kiki KapanyFrances McDormandAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television adaptations
Nature television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Michael Pollan; Michael Pollan
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan; Michael Schwarz, (Producer); Edward Gray; Kiran Kiki Kapany; Frances McDormand; John Chater; Vicente Franco; Martin Bresnick; Kikim Media (Firm); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 0793670845 9780793670840
OCLC Number: 456457382
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Originally produced for television in 2009.
"A plant's-eye view of the world"--Container.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.).
Credits: Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco ; editors, Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson ; original score, Martin Bresnick ; animation, Brian Oakes Design.
Performer(s): Narrated by Frances McDormand.
Target Audience: Rating: TV-PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Introduction --
Apples: the desire for sweetness --
Apples as a commodity --
Tulips: the desire for beauty --
Breeding tulips --
Marijuana: the desire for intoxication --
The science behind marijuana --
Potatoes: the desire for control --
Today's potato monoculture --
The web of life.
Responsibility: with Michael Pollan ; produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany.

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Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

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The Botany of Desire, based on Michael Pollan’s 2001 book of the same name, explores the natural history of four well-known plants while connecting them to human desires that have lead to their worldwide appeal.

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