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. The program shows how the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato - evolved to satisfy our yearnings.
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Some additional fascinating historical and botanical facts about apples.
Steven Wood explains the challenges of re-introducing a forgotten beverage.
Some additional fascinating historical and botanical facts about cannabis.
The story of a bright red apple that has become an American icon.
Teresa Sabankaya not only sells antique roses -- she grows most of her flowers.
Some additional fascinating historical and botanical facts about potatoes.
Aalsmeer is the Wall Street of the flower world.
A panel of professors discusses the interdisciplinary importance of The Botany of Desire.
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