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The Resource The botany of desire, Kikim Media ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; co-director, Edward Gray, (videorecording)

The botany of desire, Kikim Media ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; co-director, Edward Gray, (videorecording)

Label
The botany of desire
Title
The botany of desire
Statement of responsibility
Kikim Media ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; co-director, Edward Gray
Title variation
botany of desire
Title variation remainder
a plants eye view of the world
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156588
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollan, Michael
Credits note
Directors of photography, John Chater, Vincente Franco ; editors, Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson
Dewey number
306.45
Index
index present
Intended audience
Rating: TV-PG
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Features, Michael Pollan ; narrator, Frances McDormand
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwarz, Michael
  • Gray, Edward
  • Pollan, Michael
  • McDormand, Frances
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Kikim Media (Firm)
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True
Runtime
120
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  • Human-plant relationships
  • Nature
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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a plant's eye view of the world
Label
The botany of desire, Kikim Media ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; co-director, Edward Gray, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/pbstbo601b.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2008
  • Special features: over 15 minutes of deleted scenes (Bringing back hard cider, How the delicious apple got its name, Like a florist from 100 years ago, Racing the clock: the Dutch auction); 19 minute panel discussion about the interdisciplinary importance of The botony of desire; 29 minutes of additional interview footage with Michael Pollan
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn456578012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780793670857
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010863
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TBO601B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)456578012
System details
Blu-ray ; 2.0 Stereo ; high definition 1080i ; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The botany of desire, Kikim Media ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz ; co-produced by Edward Gray ; co-director, Edward Gray, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/pbstbo601b.gif
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Michael Pollan
  • Originally produced for television in 2008
  • Special features: over 15 minutes of deleted scenes (Bringing back hard cider, How the delicious apple got its name, Like a florist from 100 years ago, Racing the clock: the Dutch auction); 19 minute panel discussion about the interdisciplinary importance of The botony of desire; 29 minutes of additional interview footage with Michael Pollan
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn456578012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780793670857
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010863
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
TBO601B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)456578012
System details
Blu-ray ; 2.0 Stereo ; high definition 1080i ; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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