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The Botany of Desire [DVD]

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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0793670845


Format: DVD
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.
Title: The botany of desire [DVD] / produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz.
Publisher Date: [Arlington, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2009.
Subject: Human-plant relationships Apples Tulips Cannabis Marijuana Potatoes Nature
Isbn: 0793670845
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Call Number: 306.45 Bot
Oclc: 456457382
Upc: 841887010856
Bib Id: 340032

Format: DVD
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.
Title: The botany of desire [DVD] / produced by Kikem Media ; produced & directed by Michael Schwarz.
Publisher, Date: [Arlington, Va.?] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2009.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: Rating: TV-PG.
Subjects: Human-plant relationships
Subjects: Apples
Subjects: Tulips
Subjects: Cannabis
Subjects: Marijuana
Subjects: Potatoes
Subjects: Nature
Genre: Documentary television programs
Genre: Nonfiction television programs
Genre: Nature television programs
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Other Author: Pollan, Michael
Other Author: McDormand, Frances
Other Author: Schwarz, Michael (Producer)
Other Author: Pollan, Michael. Botany of desire.
Other Author: PBS Distribution (Firm)
Other Author: Kikim Media (Firm)
Notes: Based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Notes: Originally produced for television.
Notes: Bonus features: deleted scenes; panel discussion on the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of desire (19 min.); additional interview with Michael Pollan (29 min.)
Notes: Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco; editors, Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson; original score, Martin Bresnick ; narrator, Frances McDormand.
Notes: Michael Pollan.
Notes: DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo.
Notes: Closed-captioned.
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.
ISBN: 0793670845
Publisher Number: TBOD601
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Medium: [DVD]
Call Number: 306.45 Bot