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Engineering disasters

Author: Bruce M NashDean VallasDoug WhitneyActuality Productions.Hearst Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: New York : History Channel : Distributed by New Video Group, ©1999.
Series: Modern marvels.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at some of the worst tragedies in human history-- disasters that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in one fell swoop and that might have been prevented. Covers the period from ancient times to the present day in order to tell the stories of these calamities. Includes stories from survivors of plane crashes and industrial accidents. Attempts to analyze what went wrong in events such as the explosion  Read more...
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Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Nash; Dean Vallas; Doug Whitney; Actuality Productions.; Hearst Entertainment (Firm); History Channel (Television network); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767017374 9780767017374
OCLC Number: 43379882
Notes: Documentary.
Originally broadcast in 1998 as a segement of the History Channel program Modern marvels.
Credits: Camera, Shaun Donahue, David Sperling, Ted Thorton ; narrated by Harlan Saperstein ; music by Alan Ett ; edited by Jack Foster.
Performer(s): Narrated by Harlan Saperstein.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: The 20th century --
Kansas City Hyatt --
Teton Dam --
Fear of flying --
Aluminum --
Flight 800 --
Heartbreak --
The Hubble --
Industrial disasters --
The worst of the worst.
Series Title: Modern marvels.
Other Titles: Modern marvels.
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Actuality Productions ; Hearst Entertainment ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written & produced by Dean Vallas ; graphics & animation, Doug Whitney.

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A look at some of the worst tragedies in human history-- disasters that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in one fell swoop and that might have been prevented. Covers the period from ancient times to the present day in order to tell the stories of these calamities. Includes stories from survivors of plane crashes and industrial accidents. Attempts to analyze what went wrong in events such as the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Includes computer animation to illustrate the anatomy of some of the disasters.

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