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Becoming human

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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608831258
  • ISBN: 1608831256
  • ISBN: 9781608831012
  • ISBN: 1608831019
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution, ©2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.).
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Lance Lewman.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen ; stereo.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; optional audio description for the visually impaired.
Subject: Human evolution
Homo erectus Evolution
Primates Evolution
Fossil hominids
Social evolution
Biological Evolution
Climate Change
Cultural Evolution
Genre: Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Science television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Lummi Library DVD 261 GN 281 .B43 2010 274370 DVD Available -

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