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Becoming human

Author: Lance LewmanGraham TownsleyJennifer Beman WhiteWGBH Educational Foundation.Corporation for Public Broadcasting.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution, ©2010.
Series: Colección NOVA.
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, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Nonfiction films
Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Lewman; Graham Townsley; Jennifer Beman White; 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: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; optional audio description for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
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.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo.
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.).
Series Title: Colección NOVA.
Other Titles: Unearthing our earliest ancestors
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, [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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