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The History Channel Presents Modern Marvels: Technology (2007)

 NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A & E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NO240C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,661 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Includes: Candy, James Bond Gadgets, The Manhattan Project, Monster Trucks, More Engineering Disasters, Sugar, The World's Longest Bridge, Walt Disney World

Editorial Reviews

Celebrating imagination and invention brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS: TECHNOLOGY illuminates the fascinating stories of the doers and dreamers who created everyday items, pioneered technological breakthroughs, and produced the most renowned man-made wonders. MODERN MARVELS goes beyond the nuts and bolts and into the hearts of these innovations and the minds of the geniuses behind them. From the history of the sugar industry to the longest bridge in the world to the world’s first atom bomb, the series elucidates the ingenuity that gave way to the revelatory inventions and engineering feats that are a part of modern-day life.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great value! January 25, 2011
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I teach jr. high technology and it's nice to have decently produced movies to have students watch in case of a sub or to fill a gap or any other reason. This collection offers an excellent value for high-quality videos. Just because they're educational videos doesn't mean they need to be boring. This collection of Modern Marvels successfully captures the excitement of the technology itself to keep kids (and myself!) interested.

The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the selection seems a little random. If you're going to make a collection, ideally it would cover what would be the most pertinent topics, not random things like monster trucks or candy. But it's cheap enough that it's a minor qualm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and interesting videos November 13, 2013
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I bought these videos to share with my fifth grade students. I have used them when we are studying the industrialization period of our U.S. history, career information, and to answer the question, "How are they using math?" My students LOVE them. And happy students equates to a happy teacher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Students Loved It! April 30, 2013
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I bought these for my 8th grade students and they absolutely love the videos. They are quite interesting and kept them intrigued the entire time. If you are looking for videos to play during testing or supplemental videos for your subject, math especially, these are worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dvd December 28, 2012
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Sent it as a gift and he thoroughly enjoyed it! Very big modern marvels fan and i think hell watch it over and over
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