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Modern Marvels Fire DVD

Modern Marvels Fire DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2006

Visit a match factory and see the 8-story high boilers that heat Philadelphia in this exploration of the incendiary world.

  • For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
  • The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
  • Peer into the flames as MODERN MARVELS unravels the mysteries of pyrotechnology.


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. It is both an implacable enemy and an essential ingredient of everyday life.

MODERN MARVELS® traces mankind’s eternal attempt to tame the flames. See epic examples of pyrotechnology, like the 8-story boilers that create steam heat for downtown Philadelphia, and the nearly 2,000-degree flames that create electricity at a biomass plant. Ride across the continent on massive, coal-fired locomotives and blast off atop the controlled fury of a moon rocket.

See how the seeds of fire are made at a match factory, and explore the significance of this seemingly simple innovation. Finally, examine the controversial role of fire in warfare.

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