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Title Alien from Earth [videorecording] / an Essential Media production in association with Real Pictures and Nova ; WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Simon Nasht and Annamaria Talas ; produced for Nova by Sarah Holt ; narration written by Sarah Holt.

Publication Info. [Burlington, Vt.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  DVD 569.909 ALI    AVAILABLE
Edition Widescreen edition.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Performer Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.
Event Originally broadcast on PBS on Nov. 11, 2008 as an episode of the television program Nova.
Summary Examines the discovery of strange and unknown miniature hominid fossil (Homo floresiensis) remains on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Looks at the scientific debate over whether these creatures, nicknamed "hobbits," are a type of dwarf race of humans, possibly suffering from a disease such as microcephaly, or an entirely new species.
Contents The "hobbit" appears -- What is this thing? -- Telling remains -- A lot like Lucy -- Out of Africa rewritten?
Note Special feature: teacher's guide (PDF).
Language Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack.
Subject Fossil hominids -- Indonesia.
Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Documentary -- Television series.
Added Author Nasht, Simon, producer, director.
Talas, Annamaria, producer, director.
Holt, Sarah, producer, author of screenplay.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953- narrator.
Essential Media.
Real Pictures.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781593758691
Standard No. 783421429093
Music No. WG42909 WGBH Boston Video

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