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The Botany of Desire
The Botany of Desire
Actors: Featuring Michael Pollan, Narrated by Frances McDormand
Director: Michael Schwarz
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
PG     2009     2hr 0min

Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world -- seen from the plants' point of view. Narrated by Franc...  more »


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Actors: Featuring Michael Pollan, Narrated by Frances McDormand
Director: Michael Schwarz
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Television, Educational, History
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 18
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Another Five-Star Gift from Michael Pollan
David S. Ogden | California | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michael Pollan--it just occurred to me how close his name is to "pollen--garners five stars from me for this excellent PBS documentary based on his book, "Botany of Desire". This program was produced by Pollan's long-time friend Michael Schwartz, and their collaboration gives us a little work of art that's way greater than the sum of its parts.

Congrats to both Michaels. Buy this video and learn its many lessons."
Mind opening
Farah and Jared Hagman | USA | 01/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this documentary on netflix after i read about it in eating well magazine. Very intriguing. I checked out the website for the show (very nice for teachers and educators). On there, you can find 4 lesson plans to teach most ages about these wonderful plants (yes all of them :)"
Great Documentary
M. Buckman | USA | 12/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary was well produced and the subject matter was fascinating. I never knew that apples and potatoes had such variety or deep histories. This film was an eye opener into the world of human plant use that should be seen by all horticulturists."
Fantastic Look At How Plants Affected The History Of Civiliz
M. Carmichael | USA | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed the author's take on who ia the superior species living on this planet, plants make themselves attractive to animals and insects in order to propagate themselves around the world. It has been documented that plants anticipate and show reaction to being cut, sung to, primped and pampered - leads us to wonder who really rules the earth. Great book, actually my favorite Pollan writing."