Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters (5-DVD)

Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters (5-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 14 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: A&E Home Video
  • 5-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (Unspecified) - English

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Product Description:

Error is inevitable in all human endeavors, but when the undertakings are engineering feats of enormous proportions, the smallest mistakes may have devastating consequences. From the Exxon Valdez disaster to a nuclear meltdown at a secret government facility, to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, MODERN MARVELS chronicles over 40 of history's most devastating catastrophes and reveals the lessons learned from each one.

In 18 thrilling episodes, HISTORY® dramatizes the world's most notorious engineering failures, using state-of-the-art special effects to investigate not only what went wrong, but what can be learned from these spectacular disasters. The catastrophes recounted led to the creation of Superfund sites for the cleanup of toxic waste; improved safety standards for cars, planes, and ships; and new techniques for building roads, bridges, and buildings that will withstand nature's most destructive forces.

Dark clouds with silver linings, MODERN MARVELS: ENGINEERING DISASTERS presents the tragic, yet invaluable, handmaidens of technological progress.

Source: New Video Group, Inc.

Description by New Video Group:

Error is inevitable in all human endeavors, but when the undertakings are engineering feats of enormous proportions, the smallest mistakes may have devastating consequences. From the Exxon Valdez disaster to a nuclear meltdown at a secret government facility, to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, MODERN MARVELS chronicles over 40 of history's most devastating catastrophes and reveals the lessons learned from each one.
In 18 thrilling episodes, HISTORY® dramatizes the world's most notorious engineering failures, using state-of-the-art special effects to investigate not only what went wrong, but what can be learned from these spectacular disasters. The catastrophes recounted led to the creation of Superfund sites for the cleanup of toxic waste; improved safety standards for cars, planes, and ships; and new techniques for building roads, bridges, and buildings that will withstand nature's most destructive forces.
Dark clouds with silver linings, MODERN MARVELS: ENGINEERING DISASTERS presents the tragic, yet invaluable, handmaidens of technological progress.

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Disasters | Series

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  • UPC: 733961111064
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98/lbs (approx)
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