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The best of Modern Marvels, the History Channel presents ; produced by Digital Ranch, Jupiter Entertainment, and Hearst/Actuality for The History Channel, Vol. 5

Label
The best of Modern Marvels, the History Channel presents ; produced by Digital Ranch, Jupiter Entertainment, and Hearst/Actuality for The History Channel, Vol. 5
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
The best of Modern Marvels
Medium
videorecording DVD
Responsibility statement
the History Channel presents ; produced by Digital Ranch, Jupiter Entertainment, and Hearst/Actuality for The History Channel
Runtime
141
Summary
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
Table of contents
Engineering disasters 19. Modern Marvels probes the stories behind the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, two mysterious Boeing 737 crashes, and one of the least known nuclear catastrophes in U.S. history--a meltdown at a secret government facilityEngineering disasters 20. Investigators reveal how a disregard for safety in the BP Refinery in Texas led to one of America's worst industrial accidents, as well as the unusual events that caused American Airlines flight 587 to fall from the sky, and the reasons NASA's Skylab failedEngineering disasters: New Orleans. As Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, design flaws on escape routes from the city and engineering errors at the Superdome shelter contributed to the nightmare. Join "geological detectives" as they sift through the rubble to expose how the levee and the century-old pump system were a disaster in the making
Technique
live action
resource.variantTitle
History Channel presents The best of Modern Marvels, Vol. 5

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