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Title Becoming human [(DVD) videorecording] : unearthing our earliest ancestors / PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Graham Townsley ; Written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : PBS Distribution, 2010.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  599.938 BEC    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 159 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired ; optional audio description for the visually impaired.
Note Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
Performer Narrator, Lance Lewman.
Credits Editors, Jennifer Beman White, Barbara Burst, Paige Smith Lee ; original score, Joe Delia ; animation/special effects, People's Republic of Animation, Pixeldust Studios ; camera, Reuben Aaronson, Michael Anderson, Stan Barua, Chris Cox, Gary Grieg, Oliver Gurr, Tony Miller, Richard Slater Jones, Gordy Waterman.
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.
Contents First steps (ca. 53 min.) -- Birth of humanity (ca. 53 min.) -- Last human standing (ca. 53 min.).
Subject Human evolution -- Videodiscs.
Homo erectus -- Evolution -- Videodiscs.
Primates -- Evolution -- Videodiscs.
Fossil hominids -- Videodiscs.
Neanderthals -- Videodiscs.
Paleoanthropology -- Videodiscs.
Social evolution -- Videodiscs.
Genre Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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 (Firm)
Added Title Unearthing our earliest ancestors
Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781608831258
Standard No. 841887011044
Music No. NOVA6192 PBS Distribution
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