Modern Marvels The Wheel DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
It's been around for thousands of years. But that doesn't mean it's obsolete. As one of the six basic machines that form the foundation for the industrialized world, the wheel is continually evolving and adapting to new uses.
It's almost impossible to think of an aspect of our lives that hasn't been touched by the wheel, no matter how fundamental or obscure. The millwheel revolutionized food production. The wheel and axle are the basis for almost every form of land transportation. Before the digital age, keeping accurate time would have been impossible without the wheel. And that's just the beginning. From water-powered mills to the steam engine, jet engines to pizza cutters, this is an illuminating and captivating journey into the heart of one of the most pervasive technologies in history.
Join MODERN MARVELS® for an encyclopedic exploration of the device at the heart of human civilization.