- 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: September 13, 2006
Head deep into massive mines and see how this vital metal is adapted to its many uses.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- From mine to medicine and beyond, here is the complete world of copper.
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 transports electricity, water, and heat. It brings music to our ears and beauty to our eyes. MODERN MARVELS® delves into copper--its impressive traits, long history, and how it's mined. This versatile metal’s most famousÂ attribute is its ability to conduct electricity--copper wires connect and energize the world. And it's revolutionizing the electronics industry by enabling ever-shrinking computer chips. It's also formed into plumbing pipes to convey water and is the metal of choice for beautiful roofs and sculptures. And, as a visit to a bell foundry reveals, it sounds good too-- bronze, a copper alloy, has been used to make music for hundreds of years. It’s just one of the myriad shapes and innumerable uses explored in this energizing hour.