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The botany of desire : a plants-eye view of the world  Cover Image DVD DVD

The botany of desire : a plants-eye view of the world

Pollan, Michael. (Added Author). McDormand, Frances. (Added Author). Schwarz, Michael, 1953-2019 (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm) (Added Author). Kikim Media (Firm) (Added Author).

Summary: 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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  • ISBN: 0793670845
  • ISBN: 9780793670840
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Originally produced for television in 2008.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.).
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco; edited by Don Bernier and Gail Huddleson; original score, Martin Bresnick ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz.
Participant or Performer Note: Michael Pollan, host ; narrated by Frances McDormand.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
Subject: Human-plant relationships
Human-plant relationships
Genre: Potatoes.
Documentary television programs.
Nature television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nature television programs.
Television programs.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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Lummi Library DVD 987 QK 46.5 .H85 B68 2009 679391 DVD Available -

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