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The Resource Becoming human, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Becoming human, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)

Label
Becoming human
Title
Becoming human
Statement of responsibility
produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation
Title variation
Unearthing our earliest ancestors
Contributor
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
Member of
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
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; optional audio description for the visually impaired
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.B43 2010
NLM call number
  • 2010 AV-0005
  • GN 281
PerformerNote
Narrator, Lance Lewman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Townsley, Graham
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Shining Red Productions
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
Runtime
180
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Homo erectus
  • Evolution
  • Neanderthals
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Primates
  • Social evolution
Technique
animation and live action
Label
Becoming human, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Link
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 / 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 (ca. 180 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
CH : 2010-01-29
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
  • (Sirsi) i9781608831258
  • (OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Becoming human, produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation, (videorecording)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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 (ca. 180 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
CH : 2010-01-29
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
  • (Sirsi) i9781608831258
  • (OCoLC)493555109
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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