- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: July 9, 2003
It's an industry Paul Bunyan could have never imagined. Today's logging technology is, in the most literal sense, cutting-edge. Armed with behemoth harvesters and the laser precision of modern sawmills, loggers are feeding the world's ravenous appetite for wood.
MODERN MARVELS® goes to the heart of a business where each cry of "timber" evokes the past and fuels debate about the future.
Follow the journey of a single tree from forest to sawmill to consumer, and see how unlikely products like aspirin, film and toothpaste take their toll on the world's woodlands. Trace the evolution of logging from frontier days, when the technology was crude and the wood seemed inexhaustible, to today, when the reverse is true. And see what options we may have for preserving the industry, and the ecology, for future generations.