The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

DVD - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2009.
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780793670840
Branch Call Number: 306.45 B657
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 25, 2011

The best sections are the cut scenes on hard cider, history of the delicious and the dutch auction. While the film can drag and be predictable in its theme the section on potatoes was excellent.

Apr 18, 2010

Beautiful documentary by Michael Pollan about the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato. The film is based on Pollan's book of the same title. Really enjoyable and educational.

Apr 12, 2010

Interesting! Learned lots. Interesting way of looking at plants and how we relate to them.


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