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Bones of Turkana  Cover Image DVD DVD

Bones of Turkana / National Geographic special ; a National Geographic Television production for PBS.

Garber, Victor, (narrator.). Heminway, John. (Added Author). Bredar, John B. (Added Author). National Geographic Television & Film. (Added Author).


"Follows the story of famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his wife Meave, daughter Louise and their colleagues as they work in the arid northern regions of Kenya's Turkana Basin to unravel the mysteries of human evolution. While one of the Leakeys' goals is to demonstrate the complexity and truth of human evolution, they also seek to show how the qualities that we proudly call human were all born in Africa. The story that emerges in the film is exciting, emotional, contemplative, occasionally funny, and in the end, transforming. This is Africa at its most beautiful and harshest. This new National Geographic special, featuring music by Paul Simon and the Kenya Boys Choir, follows Leakey and his team through perhaps the most formative of all landscapes--the place of all our pasts--in a search for the traits that make us human"--Container insert.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (45 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on television in May 2012.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Writer/producer/director, John Heminway ; senior executive producer, John B. Bredar ; editor, Margaret Noble ; music by Paul Simon, Kenyan Boys Choir ; composer, Chris Beaty ; director of photography, Toby Strong.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Victor Garber.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Subject: Leakey, Richard E.
Leakey, L. S. B. (Louis Seymour Bazett), 1903-1972.
Leakey, Mary D. (Mary Douglas), 1913-1996.
Human evolution > Kenya > Turkana District.
Human evolution > Turkana, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia)
Fossil hominids > Kenya > Turkana District.
Fossil hominids > Turkana, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia)
Paleoanthropology > Kenya > Turkana District.
Paleoanthropology > Turkana, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia)
Turkana District (Kenya) > Civilization.
Rudolf, L\ake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia) > Civilization.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Science television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Cameron Public Library DVD 6566 (Text) 32311111199346 DVD Available -

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