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Since the dawn of civilization, complex building projects have differentiated humanity from the globe’s other inhabitants. The first of these structures were purely functional in character—scarcely different from beaver dams or bird nests—but, gradually, an element of pride and one-upsmanship seeped into the matrix, laying the foundations of an architectural epic that persists to this day. The story really kicked into high gear during the 19th century, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Super Structures explores some of the greatest engineering feats of the Modern Era, as the human imagination has extended its transformative reach from the Continental Shelf beneath the English Channel to the void of space. This extraordinary 5-DVD set will please cultural historians and technological enthusiasts alike!