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So Many Options, So Few Choices

Of the hundreds of thousands of species of plants in the world, humanity depends on only about a dozen species for food. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His work inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

-- Jun 18, 2018

Portrait of a Lake

The words of Thoreau still evoke the timeless feeling of a remote mountain lake. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

-- Jun 15, 2018

Drugs from Plants

A wide range of exotic plants have yielded drugs valuable to western medicine. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His work inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

-- Jun 14, 2018

Lost Knowledge of the Amazon

A pioneering ethnobotanist worked with indigenous peoples around the world to discover useful plants. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001) has been called the father of modern ethnobotany. His story inspired the film "Embrace of the Serpent".

-- Jun 13, 2018

Rainforest Music

Singing with birds and waterfalls. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. Steven Feld is currently Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

-- Jun 12, 2018