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The Resource Mysteries of mankind, written and produced by Barbara Jampel ; executive producers, Dennis B. Kane, Thomas Skinner ; produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh

Mysteries of mankind, written and produced by Barbara Jampel ; executive producers, Dennis B. Kane, Thomas Skinner ; produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh

Label
Mysteries of mankind
Title
Mysteries of mankind
Statement of responsibility
written and produced by Barbara Jampel ; executive producers, Dennis B. Kane, Thomas Skinner ; produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film producer
Narrator
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gives a history of anthropological research, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, and Donald Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. The various methods of determining evolutionary paths of man are shown through the investigation of fossilized bones and discovered tools; observing the behavior of living primates (including orangutan locomotion and chimpanzees defending themselves against a mechanical leopard); comparing the blood proteins of man and the apes; and tracing the genetic evolution of a DNA chain passed on by females. Ancestors discussed includes Australopithecus afarensis, Homo erectus, and Neanderthal man
Cataloging source
OUN
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Photography, Erik Daarstad and others ; editor, John Dabney ; music, Scott Harper
Date time place
Originally produced as a National Geographic Society special in 1988
Dewey number
599.938
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.M97 2010
PerformerNote
Narrated by Richard Kiley
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1934-
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  • Jampel, Barbara
  • Kiley, Richard
  • Kane, Dennis B.
  • Skinner, Thomas
  • Daarstad, Erik
  • Dabney, John
  • Harper, Scott
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • National Geographic Television & Film
Runtime
50
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  • Human evolution
  • Human beings
  • Physical anthropology
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Physical anthropology
Technique
animation and live action
Label
Mysteries of mankind, written and produced by Barbara Jampel ; executive producers, Dennis B. Kane, Thomas Skinner ; produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "THIS DISC IS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN DVD VIDEO 'PLAY ONLY' DEVICES, AND MAY NOT PLAY IN OTHER DVD DEVICES, INCLUDING RECORDERS AND PC DRIVES"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (50 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994951391
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
LX95139
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn646512806
  • (OCoLC)646512806
System details
DVD format; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mysteries of mankind, written and produced by Barbara Jampel ; executive producers, Dennis B. Kane, Thomas Skinner ; produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "THIS DISC IS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN DVD VIDEO 'PLAY ONLY' DEVICES, AND MAY NOT PLAY IN OTHER DVD DEVICES, INCLUDING RECORDERS AND PC DRIVES"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (50 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994951391
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
LX95139
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn646512806
  • (OCoLC)646512806
System details
DVD format; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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