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The Resource The botany of desire, produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany ; produced by Kikim Media

The botany of desire, produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany ; produced by Kikim Media

Label
The botany of desire
Title
The botany of desire
Statement of responsibility
produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany ; produced by Kikim Media
Title variation
botany of desire
Title variation remainder
a plants eye view of the world
Creator
Contributor
Director of photography
Narrator
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Summary
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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156588
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollan, Michael
Credits note
Directors of photography, John Chater, Vicente Franco ; editors, Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson ; original score, Martin Bresnick ; animation, Brian Oakes Design
Dewey number
306.45
Index
index present
Intended audience
Rating: TV-PG
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Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
QK46.5.H85
LC item number
B68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Narrated by Frances McDormand
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  • Pollan, Michael
  • Schwarz, Michael
  • Gray, Edward
  • Kapany, Kiran Kiki
  • McDormand, Frances.
  • Chater, John
  • Franco, Vicente
  • Bresnick, Martin
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Kikim Media (Firm)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
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True
Runtime
120
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  • Pollan, Michael
  • Pollan, Michael
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Apples
  • Tulips
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana
  • Potatoes
  • Nature
  • Apples
  • Cannabis
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Marijuana
  • Nature
  • Potatoes
  • Tulips
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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a plant's eye view of the world
Label
The botany of desire, produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany ; produced by Kikim Media
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn456457382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Isbn
9780793670840
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887010856
  • g2010:392262
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
TBOD601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)456457382
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The botany of desire, produced & directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; executive producer, Kiran Kiki Kapany ; produced by Kikim Media
Publication
Note
  • 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.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn456457382
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Isbn
9780793670840
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887010856
  • g2010:392262
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
TBOD601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)456457382
System details
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; Dolby 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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