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Title:
Becoming human unearthing our earliest ancestors
ISBN:
9781608831012
Publication Information:
[Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Distribution, c2010.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally broadcast as episodes of the public television series Nova in 2009.
Contents:
First steps (ca. 53 min.) -- Birth of humanity (ca. 53 min.) -- Last human standing (ca. 53 min.)
Added Uniform Title:
Nova (Television program)
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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