- 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: December 4, 2005
Examine the engineering accomplishments of the ultimate Renaissance man.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Examine the engineering accomplishments of the ultimate Renaissance man.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Nearly 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci still intrigues us. Though best known as a great artist, but he was also a remarkable scientist and inventor. His love of mechanics was unparalleled and he filled his notebooks with pages of incredible machines--from weapons of war to "Ships of the Skies", submarines to scuba suits, robots to an analog computer, and even contact lenses and alarm clocks! How did a 15th-century man envision such modern innovations? MODERN MARVELS® travels back in time to probe the mysteries of the man whose genius truly could not be confined to a single discipline.