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Title Alien from earth [videorecording] / an Essential Media production in association with Real Pictures and Nova ; WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Simon Nasht and Annamaria Talas ; produced for Nova by Sarah Holt ; [narration written by Sarah Holt].

Imprint [Burlington, Vt.] : WGBH Boston Video, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    569.9 ALI    Available
Edition [Widescreen ed.]
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Optional audio-described soundtrack.
Special feature: teacher's guide (PDF).
Contents The "hobbit" appears -- What is this thing? -- Telling remains -- A lot like Lucy -- Out of Africa rewritten?
Performer Narrator: Jay O. Sanders.
Event Originally broadcast on PBS on Nov. 11, 2008 as an episode of the television program Nova.
Summary Examines the discovery of strange and unknown miniature hominid fossil (Homo floresiensis) remains on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Looks at the scientific debate over whether these creatures, nicknamed "hobbits," are a type of dwarf race of humans, possibly suffering from a disease such as microcephaly, or an entirely new species.
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Fossil hominids -- Indonesia.
Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Documentary -- Television series.
Added Author Nasht, Simon. Producer. Director.
Talas, Annamaria. Producer. Director.
Holt, Sarah. Producer. Screenwriter.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953- Narrator.
Essential Media (Firm)
Real Pictures (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781593758691
Standard No. 783421429093
Music No. WG42909 WGBH Boston Video

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