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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 16 DVD

Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 16 DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, 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: December 23, 2004

Get the inside story behind Mexico's exploding streets, one of the first major oil spills, and an Italian mining disaster.

  • MODERN MARVELS analyzes spectacular failures and overlooked accidents.
  • Computer graphics, location footage and expert analysis reveal what went wrong.
  • Hear from government investigators, private experts and survivors.


Chaos in Guadalajara, Mexico, when the city streets explode; an airplane crash outside of Paris that ranks as one of the worst in history; two mining dams in Italy collapse engulfing a village in a tidal wave of sludge; a generation of children in a small Texas town are entombed in the rubble of their school; an oil tanker runs aground off the coast of England and introduces the world to the devastation of the first super spill...

Engineering Disasters #16 delves into the shocking chain of events leading up to each of these horrific catastrophes and examines resulting technological improvements designed to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

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