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Modern Marvels: Copper DVD

Modern Marvels: Copper 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: 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 famous 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.

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