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Becoming human : [Unearthing our earliest ancestors]

Author: Jennifer Beman WhiteReuben AaronsonMichael AndersonStan BarueChris CoxAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, Becoming Human brings early hominids to life, examining how they lived and how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Nonfiction films
Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Beman White; Reuben Aaronson; Michael Anderson; Stan Barue; Chris Cox; Gary Grieg; Oliver Gurr; Tony Miller; Richard Slater-Jones; Gordy Waterman; Barbara Burst; Paige Smith Lee; Joe Delia; Graham Townsley; Lance Lewman; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm); Shining Red Productions.
ISBN: 9781608831012 1608831019
OCLC Number: 493555109
Language Note: English (stereo.) dialogue; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
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Credits: 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.
Performer(s): Narrator, Lance Lewman.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 3 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen.
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.).
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Shining Red Productions for Nova ; WGBH Educational Foundation.
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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, Becoming Human brings early hominids to life, examining how they lived and how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today.

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