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Error is inevitable in all human endeavors, but when the undertakings are engineering feats of enormous proportions, the smallest mistakes may have devastating consequences. From the Exxon Valdez disaster to a nuclear meltdown at a secret government facility, to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, MODERN MARVELS chronicles over 40 of history s most devastating catastrophes and reveals the lessons learned from each one.
In 18 thrilling episodes, HISTORY CHANNEL dramatizes the world s most notorious engineering failures, using state-of-the-art special effects to investigate not only what went wrong, but what can be learned from these spectacular disasters. The catastrophes recounted led to the creation of Superfund sites for the cleanup of toxic waste; improved safety standards for cars, planes, and ships; and new techniques for building roads, bridges, and buildings that will withstand nature s most destructive forces.
Dark clouds with silver linings, MODERN MARVELS: ENGINEERING DISASTERS presents the tragic, yet invaluable, handmaidens of technological progress.
Movies were in great condition and there is a ton of content. We use them as safety topics for our companyPublished 5 months ago by Ty
These documentaries will teach you to take everything seriously.After watching this; I'd prefer to do everything with caution. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike Alfa
This is a great collection of a great show. Many, many episodes. Wish the video quality was HD but as it's only DVD then it's pretty good.Published 17 months ago by Seth Irwin
Each historical disaster requires about 10-15 minutes to retell, in a nice blend of real footage, technical diagrams, and expert opinions. Easy to watch. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paul J. Jensen
I love watching these true stories of how large engineering works turned out in true life. These give us many lessons learned stories from the past.Published 22 months ago by Dennis F. Lasanen
I thoroughly enjoyed the episodes and treatment. Engineering issues have always intrigued me. However, the series is a little tired and could use a major refresh.Published on June 1, 2013 by Vincent Gonzales
Very entertaining, even my wife watched it with me! Would love to find other DVD like this. Hours of great entertainment.Published on February 16, 2013 by Dave
As an engineer myself, I enjoy the thorough failure analysis presented in each of the episodes. They cover a wide variety of incidents and teach us about hubris in design.Published on February 13, 2013 by Scott E. Darpel