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The best of Modern Marvels. Vol. 13

Author: History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.; Actuality Productions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : A & E Television Networks : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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From awe-inspiring buildings and life-changing technological innovations to the worst engineering disasters of all time, Modern Marvels goes behind the scenes of history's most innovative creations and biggest failures.
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Genre/Form: History
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.; Actuality Productions.
ISBN: 1422903494 9781422903490
OCLC Number: 226226800
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 141 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: The world's longest bridge. Japan succeeded in linking its many islands with the awe-inspiring Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge. The longest single-span suspension bridge in the world is both a work of engineering genius and of great beauty. From sketch to opening ceremony, Modern Marvels brings you the entirety of this epic undertaking. Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel. The man-made boundary between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean has been hailed as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. Engineers tell the inside story of the project in this comprehensive chronicle of one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever attempted. Lighthouses. These beacons of safe passage protected ships and mariners for centuries, but they are vanishing in the face of high-tech devices like GPS systems. Modern Marvels ventures from Ancient Egypt to the world's most dangerous waters to tell the story of these beloved nautical icons and offer an up-close look at the surviving structures.
Other Titles: History Channel presents The best of Modern Marvels.
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: the History Channel presents ; produced by Digital Ranch, Jupiter Entertainment, and Hearst/Actuality for the History Channel.

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From awe-inspiring buildings and life-changing technological innovations to the worst engineering disasters of all time, Modern Marvels goes behind the scenes of history's most innovative creations and biggest failures.

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