The botany of desire /

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 beg...

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Other Authors: Pollan, Michael (interviewee (expression)), McDormand, Frances. (Narrator), Chater, John (Cinematographer) (director of photography.), Franco, Vicente (director of photography.), Bresnick, Martin (composer (expression)), Pollan, Michael.
Format: Video
Language:English
Published: [Arlington, VA] : [PBS Distribution], [2009]
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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.
Item Description:Originally produced for television in 2009.
"Based on the book by Michael Pollan"--End credits.
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 116 min.)) : sound, color
Playing Time:01:56:19
Audience:Rating: TV-PG.
Production Credits:Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco ; edited by Don Bernier and Gail Huddleson ; original score, Martin Bresnick ; animation, Brian Oakes Design.