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What makes us human? [electronic resource].

Pogue, David, 1963- (Added Author). Murdock, David. (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Seftel, Joshua. (Added Author). Frankel, Erika. (Added Author). Cort, Julia. (Added Author). Mills, Stephanie. (Added Author). Rife, Christopher. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Directed by Paula Apsell. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2013.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Paula Apsell.
Participant or Performer Note: Host: David Pogue.
Summary, etc.: Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Alemseged, Zeresenay.
Philosophical anthropology.
Neanderthals.
Tools, Prehistoric.
Language and languages > Origin.
Laughter.
Australopithecus afarensis.
Human evolution.
Human behavior.
Human beings.

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