- Additional Details
- Format: 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: June 20, 2007
One man's dung is another man's gold. Get all the dirty details on the least glamorous - but most critical - ingredient in agriculture.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS® has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Manure, dung, feces, guano: just some of the politer words for this crucial agricultural resource.
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.
This ain't bullcr--. Well, actually it is, but in the very best sense.
Join MODERN MARVELS® in this in-depth survey of fertilizer in its many forms. Increase your appreciation of the various substances that boost crop production and keep two thirds of the world's population from starving.
Beyond greener grass and juicier tomatoes, take a tour of the places where the essential nutrients that feed the soil are harnessed. Dig deep in a phosphate mine, sniff around a sewage treatment plant and get dirty in a trough teeming with seven million worms. Finally, learn about a war that was fought over the control of bat poop!
Enjoy the show and just be thankful they never invented Smell-o-Vision!