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.
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Overview

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

  • Release Date: 2/9/2010
  • UPC: 841887011044
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,094

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Becoming Human
   First Steps
   Birth Of Humanity
      Episode Two: Birth Of Humanity
   Last Human Standing
      Episode Three: Last Human Standing
   Scene Selection
      Episode One: First Steps
      Episode Two: Birth Of Humanity
      Episode Three: Last Human Standing
   Setup
      Play with Video Description
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Odyssey in Our Hominoid Past to Meet Our Earliest Ancestors

    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.

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