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Title Becoming human [videorecording] / produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    599.938 BEC    Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
Contents First steps / produced by Jennifer Beman White ; written and directed by Graham Townsley (ca. 53 min.) -- Birth of humanity / written, produced and directed by Graham Townsley (ca. 53 min.) -- Last human standing / written, produced and directed by Graham Townsley (ca. 53 min.).
Credits Camera, Reuben Aaronson, Michael Anderson, Stan Barua, Chris Cox, Gary Grieg, Oliver Gurr, Tony Miller, Richard Slater Jones, Gordy Waterman ; ; animation/special effects, People's Republic of Animation, Pixeldust Studios ; editors, Jennifer Beman White, Barbara Burst, Paige Smith Lee ; original score, Joe Delia.
Performer Narrator, Lance Lewman.
Summary "Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's...investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today...In the first episode...encounter..."Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright...[T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy" -- a tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe...[T]he final episode...explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals"--Container.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo.
Language Closed-captioned.
Optional audio description for the visually impaired.
Subject Human evolution.
Homo erectus -- Evolution.
Primates -- Evolution.
Fossil hominids.
Social evolution.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Added Author Townsley, Graham.
White, Jennifer (Jennifer B.)
Lewman, Lance.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
WGBH (Firm)
Shining Red Productions.
Note Subtitle on container: Unearthing our earliest ancestors
Added Title Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781608831258
Music No. NOVA6192 PBS

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