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The Resource Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley, (videorecording)

Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley, (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 ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley
Title variation
  • Unearthing our earliest ancestors
  • Becoming human
Title variation remainder
uneathing our earliest ancestors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Member of
Cataloging source
MTG
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Series producer, Graham Townsley ; 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
Language note
Closed-captioned ; optional audio description for the visually impaired
LC call number
GN282
LC item number
.B436 2009
PerformerNote
Narrator: Lance Lewman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Townsley, Graham
  • White, Jennifer
  • Lewman, Lance
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • WGBH (Firm)
  • Shining Red Productions
Runtime
159
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Homo erectus
  • Primates
  • Fossil hominids
  • Neanderthals
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Social evolution
Technique
live action
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • First steps
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Birth of humanity
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Last human standing
  • (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011044
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley ; written and directed by Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • First steps
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Birth of humanity
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • Last human standing
  • (ca. 53 min.)
Control code
493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.)
Isbn
9781608831012
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011044
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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