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

Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Graham Townsley ; Written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)

Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors
Title
Becoming human
Title remainder
unearthing our earliest ancestors
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Graham Townsley ; Written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley
Title variation
Unearthing 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
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BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Written and directed by Graham Townsley
Dewey number
599.93/8
Intended audience
Ontario Film Review Board: Not rated
Language note
  • English (SDH) Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Described video for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator, Lance Lewman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Townsley, Graham
  • Lewman, Lance
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • Shining Red Productions
Runtime
180
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Homo erectus
  • Primates
  • Fossil hominids
  • Social evolution
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Graham Townsley ; Written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
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Distribution
Note
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program 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 -- Birth of humanity -- Last human standing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 3 hr.)
Isbn
9781608831258
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011280
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOV6192B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496115922
  • 5318216
System details
  • Blu-ray; High Definition 1080i; stereo.; region A; requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Becoming human : unearthing our earliest ancestors, PBS ; Produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; Series producer, Graham Townsley ; Written and directed by Graham Townsley ; produced by Jennifer Beman White, Graham Townsley, (videorecording)
Distribution
Note
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program 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 -- Birth of humanity -- Last human standing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 3 hr.)
Isbn
9781608831258
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011280
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOV6192B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn496115922
  • 5318216
System details
  • Blu-ray; High Definition 1080i; stereo.; region A; requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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