Nova: Becoming Human

Nova: Becoming Human

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The award-winning documentary series takes a comprehensive look at the role of modern technology in understanding humankind's most ancient ancestors.

Overview

The award-winning documentary series takes a comprehensive look at the role of modern technology in understanding humankind's most ancient ancestors.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
UPC:
0841887011044
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:00:00
Sales rank:
61,295

Special Features

Closed Caption

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Becoming Human
1. Introduction [2:48]
2. The First Humans [9:45]
3. Turkana Boy [8:06]
4. Born to Run [5:42]
5. A Social Animal [4:04]
6. Enigman of the Hobbits [9:26]
7. Credits [11:26]
1. Introduction [3:14]
2. Other Humans [10:56]
3. The Boy From Scladina [9:00]
4. Brink of Extinction [9:35]
5. The Rise of Culture [8:55]
6. Sole Survivors [9:37]
7. Credits [1:37]
1. Introduction [2:42]
2. Discovering Selam [6:22]
3. Lucy's Kind [8:35]
4. Dawn Of Our Origins [9:53]
5. An Evolving Brain [8:18]
6. The Toolmaker [7:29]
7. A Changing World [7:59]
8. Credits [1:38]
1. Introduction [2:48]
2. The First Humans [9:45]
3. Turkana Boy [8:06]
4. Born to Run [5:42]
5. A Social Animal [4:04]
6. Enigman of the Hobbits [9:26]
7. Credits [11:26]
1. Introduction [3:14]
2. Other Humans [10:56]
3. The Boy From Scladina [9:00]
4. Brink of Extinction [9:35]
5. The Rise of Culture [8:55]
6. Sole Survivors [9:37]
7. Credits [1:37]

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Nova: Becoming Human 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sergevansteenkiste More than 1 year ago
NOVA does a great job of explaining to its audience how Homo Sapiens ultimately became the "winner-take-all" hominoid species. On location photography, interviews with renowned experts, and computer-generated animation allow viewers to better understand how Homo Sapiens became the final (read current) outcome of a long evolution spread over millions of years. Viewers should not be surprised that this investigation of our ancestors will be the subject of an updated documentary. For example, the researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology recently revised their initial conclusions that there was no interbreeding at all between Homo Sapiens and Homo Neanderthalis based on their further study of their respective ADN. In summary, NOVA makes a noteworthy contribution to vulgarizing the science of evolutionary anthropology to the attention of a wide audience.