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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Features interviews with scientists, footage shot as fossils are unearthed, and computer-generated animation that 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. The second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy," a fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe. The final episode explores the origins of modern humans and where our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals
Cataloging source
MTG
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
Language note
Closed-captioned ; audio-described
PerformerNote
Narrator, Lance Lewman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Townsley, Graham
  • Lewman, Lance
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Shining Red Productions
Runtime
180
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
  • Features: scene selection, weblink
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • 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
Control code
ocn493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.)
Isbn
8418870110446
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781608831012
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
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
  • Features: scene selection, weblink
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • (ca. 53 min.)
  • 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
Control code
ocn493555109
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.)
Isbn
8418870110446
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6192
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781608831012
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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