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Great human odyssey / written by Larry Klein ; produced and directed by Niobe Thompson ; produced for Nova by Larry Klein ; a Nova production by Clearwater Documentary Inc. in association with CBC ; a Nova production by Lawrence Klein Productions, LLC for WGBH Boston.

Contributor(s): Thompson, Niobe, 1973- [television producer,, television director,, on-screen participant.] | Klein, Larry (Producer) [screenwriter,, television producer.] | Sanders, Jay O, 1953- [narrator.] | Fung, Darren [composer (expression)] | Clearwater Documentary Inc [production company.] | Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [production company.] | Lawrence Klein Productions, LLC [production company.] | WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) [broadcaster.] | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) [broadcaster.] | PBS Distribution (Firm) [publisher.].
Material type: FilmFilmDescription: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781627896801; 1627896805.Uniform titles: Nova (Television program) Subject(s): Human beings -- Migrations -- History | Human beings -- MigrationsGenre/Form: Documentary television programs. | Nonfiction television programs. | Television programs -- United States. | Television programs -- Canada. | Documentary television programs. | History. | Nonfiction television programs.DDC classification: 304.809
Production Credits: Editing, Sam Green, Brenda Terning ; cinematography, Daron Donahue, aAron Munson, Jason Longo, Mike Fox ; music, Darren Fung.
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.Summary: Numbering no more than a few thousand, tiny groups of intrepid humans began to move out of Africa, eventually dominating the planet. How did these early humans acquire the skills, technology, and talent to thrive in every environment on Earth? Take a global journey through the past, following the ancestors' footsteps out of Africa along a trail of scientific clues to help unravel the mystery of how humans got where they are.
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Editing, Sam Green, Brenda Terning ; cinematography, Daron Donahue, aAron Munson, Jason Longo, Mike Fox ; music, Darren Fung.

Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.

Originally broadcast as an episode of Nova on the PBS network in 2015.

Numbering no more than a few thousand, tiny groups of intrepid humans began to move out of Africa, eventually dominating the planet. How did these early humans acquire the skills, technology, and talent to thrive in every environment on Earth? Take a global journey through the past, following the ancestors' footsteps out of Africa along a trail of scientific clues to help unravel the mystery of how humans got where they are.

Rating: TV-PG.

DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16 x 9); stereo.

In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Gr 7 Up-Anthropologist Niobe Thompson acts as a guide, observing the last of the hunter gatherers and meeting Polynesians, who still navigate the oceans using the stars and ocean swells. In clear terms, the program explains how cooperation and social culture encouraged adaptation that led to evolutionary change for early Homo sapiens. Stone tools enabled them to kill high-energy food and create clothes from fur for survival in cold climates. The diverse array of scientists give students a window into many disciplines. However, this DVD may not be ideal for classroom use, as it tackles a vast amount of material and the menu selection provides limited guidance. Production values are strong, with the use of graphics, reenactments, and stunning aerial photography from all over the world, including the Great Rift Valley. The narration by Jay O. Sanders is smooth and clear. VERDICT The program covers information on anthropology, genetics, and ancient civilizations and will be most valuable broken down into small segments.-C.A. Fehmel, St. Louis County Library © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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