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The Resource Becoming human : : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Becoming human : : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Label
Becoming human : : unearthing our earliest ancestors
Title
Becoming human :
Title remainder
unearthing our earliest ancestors
Statement of responsibility
produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation
Title variation
Unearthing our earliest ancestors
Contributor
Director
Film distributor
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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, and ... computer-generated 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
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Cataloging source
NLM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nova (Television program)
Credits note
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
Dewey number
599.938
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; optional audio description for the visually impaired
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.B43 2010
PerformerNote
Narrator, Lance Lewman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewman, Lance
  • Townsley, Graham
  • White, Jennifer Beman
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Shining Red Productions
Runtime
180
Series statement
Nova
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  • Human evolution
  • Homo erectus
  • Primates
  • Fossil hominids
  • Neanderthals
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Social evolution
  • Hominidae
  • Biological Evolution
  • Climate Change
  • Cultural Evolution
Technique
animation and live action
Label
Becoming human : : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
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Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocn493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887011044
  • 00841887011044
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Terms governing use
This title was purchased with educational public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becoming human : : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocn493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887011044
  • 00841887011044
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Terms governing use
This title was purchased with educational public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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