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Title Origins [videorecording] : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution / a Pioneer Film & TV production for NOVA/WGBH and Channel 4 ; a Thomas Levenson Productions and Unicorn Projects, Inc. production for WGBH/Boston.

Imprint [United States] : WGBH Boston Video, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  523.1 Or4f 2004  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  523.1 Or4f 2004  Disc 2    ---  Available
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, letterboxed; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Performer Hosted and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Credits Earth is born and How life began narration written and produced by Joseph McMaster ; produced and directed by Alice Harper ; Where are the aliens written, produced and directed by Julia Cort and Larry Klein ; Back to the beginning edited by Simon Holland ; written, produced, directed by Thomas Levenson.
Note Originally broadcast on NOVA.
Summary Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began.-- Container.
Contents disc 1 -- Earth is born -- How life began -- disc 2 -- Where are the aliens? -- Back to the beginning.
Note Special DVD-ROM features include: printable materials for educators; access to the Origins web site; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.
Linking Entry Companion to book: Origins: fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution.
Subject Cosmology.
Life -- Origin.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Subject Astronomy.
Evolution, Planetary.
Added Author Tyson, Neil deGrasse.
Harper, Alice.
Cort, Julia.
Klein, Larry.
Levenson, Thomas.
Pioneer Film & TV (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Thomas Levenson Productions.
Unicorn Projects, Inc.
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title Fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution
Nova (Television program)
Related To Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution (OCoLC)55495031
ISBN 1593751753
Standard No. 783421380394
Music No. WG38039 WGBH Boston Video
Standard No. NLM 101275813

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