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Author: A & E Networks (Firm); Infobase,
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : A & E Networks (Firm), New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2013] ©2013 2017.
Series: Mankind Decoded.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Publication:Films on Demand.
Summary:
This documentary highlights humanity's desire to build monuments to the divine, for political power, and to display wealth. Viewers learn about Stonehenge; Great Pyramid; the Roman Aqueduct that pioneered concrete as a construction material; the medieval city of Venice featuring innovative engineering concepts; the Empire State Building and Hoover Dam that rekindled the American Dream during the Great Depression;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A & E Networks (Firm); Infobase,
OCLC Number: 1021070064
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by A & E Networks (Firm), 2013.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 09, 2017.
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Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (21 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Stonehenge (2:16); Great Pyramid (2:46); Roman Aqueduct (3:17); Empire State Building (2:27); Engineering Venice (1:59); Hoover Dam (3:52); Las Vegas (1:47); Burj Khalifa (2:38);
Series Title: Mankind Decoded.
Other Titles: Building Earth
Responsibility: A & E Networks (Firm).

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This documentary highlights humanity's desire to build monuments to the divine, for political power, and to display wealth. Viewers learn about Stonehenge; Great Pyramid; the Roman Aqueduct that pioneered concrete as a construction material; the medieval city of Venice featuring innovative engineering concepts; the Empire State Building and Hoover Dam that rekindled the American Dream during the Great Depression; Las Vegas, the desert city symbolizing money and excess; and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper to date.

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