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Author: Martin Kent; Max Raphael; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Television Networks : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video, ©2008.
Series: Modern marvels.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the technologies people have developed to conquer the desert and use its resources, from water reclamation and desalinization, irrigation, dam building, hydroelectricity, and air conditioning, to solar power, dune buggies, and Mars vehicle testing, as well as the consequences that threaten the environment, such as groundwater salinization, subsidence, and climate change. Ancient Babylon, modern Bedouins,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kent; Max Raphael; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 9781422932049 1422932044
OCLC Number: 319812861
Notes: Originally broadcast on the television program Modern Marvels.
Performer(s): Narrator, Max Raphael.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Modern marvels.
Other Titles: Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Martin Kent.

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Describes the technologies people have developed to conquer the desert and use its resources, from water reclamation and desalinization, irrigation, dam building, hydroelectricity, and air conditioning, to solar power, dune buggies, and Mars vehicle testing, as well as the consequences that threaten the environment, such as groundwater salinization, subsidence, and climate change. Ancient Babylon, modern Bedouins, and the development of Phoenix, Arizona are discussed.

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