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The History Channel Presents Modern Marvels: Technology

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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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.

Special Features

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

Product Details

  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: A & E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 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: #146,415 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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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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Anyone who loves History and Technology will love these videos. Actually, even if you don't enjoy history, you still will love these videos. Very well put together with a nice mix of history and today's times. Great for all ages. Our favorite is the video of candy manufacturing. They are all educational and interesting.
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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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By Kelly Wilson on 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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