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The Resource The human spark, written and produced by Graham Chedd ; directed by Larry Engel ; a co-production of Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions and Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG, (videorecording)

The human spark, written and produced by Graham Chedd ; directed by Larry Engel ; a co-production of Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions and Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG, (videorecording)

Label
The human spark
Title
The human spark
Statement of responsibility
written and produced by Graham Chedd ; directed by Larry Engel ; a co-production of Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions and Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Host
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Alan Alda takes a look at how humans first appeared on Earth millions of years ago, and how our species not only survived, but thrived, through some unimaginable conditions. Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participates directly in many experiments - including the detailed examination of his own brain
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Larry Engel ; editor, David Berenson ; music, John Keltonic
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.H86 2010
PerformerNote
Host, Alan Alda
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alda, Alan
  • Chedd, Graham
  • Engel, Larry
  • Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
180
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  • Human evolution
  • Human beings
  • Human biology
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Human beings
  • Human biology
  • Human evolution
Technique
live action
Label
The human spark, written and produced by Graham Chedd ; directed by Larry Engel ; a co-production of Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions and Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2007; originally broadcast as a 3 part series on PBS in 2009
  • Special feature: deleted scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Episode one. Becoming us: -- Our earliest ancestors -- Our Neanderthal cousins -- Flickerings of the human spark -- Stone-age social networking -- Crash course in primitive tool making -- New theories about our origins -- Episode two. So human, so chimp: -- Our closest living relatives -- Thinking like a chimp -- Monkey business : concepts of mind -- Apes vs. humans -- Chimp see, chimp do -- A helping hand -- Episode three. Brain matters: -- Welcome to Alan's brain -- The spark ignites -- Seeing the spark -- Is language genetic? -- The best intentions -- The essential human spark
Control code
495860959
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.)
Isbn
9781608831364
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011396
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
HUSP601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)495860959
System details
DVD, NTSC, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The human spark, written and produced by Graham Chedd ; directed by Larry Engel ; a co-production of Chedd-Angier-Lewis Productions and Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced in 2007; originally broadcast as a 3 part series on PBS in 2009
  • Special feature: deleted scenes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Episode one. Becoming us: -- Our earliest ancestors -- Our Neanderthal cousins -- Flickerings of the human spark -- Stone-age social networking -- Crash course in primitive tool making -- New theories about our origins -- Episode two. So human, so chimp: -- Our closest living relatives -- Thinking like a chimp -- Monkey business : concepts of mind -- Apes vs. humans -- Chimp see, chimp do -- A helping hand -- Episode three. Brain matters: -- Welcome to Alan's brain -- The spark ignites -- Seeing the spark -- Is language genetic? -- The best intentions -- The essential human spark
Control code
495860959
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.)
Isbn
9781608831364
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011396
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
HUSP601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)495860959
System details
DVD, NTSC, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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