- 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: January 26, 2006
From shovels to backhoes, we dig up the history of the devices that literally change the face of the planet.
Some can lift tons of earth with a single bite. Others can tunnel through hundreds of feet of solid rock. They are the EARTHMOVERS, and they are among the most impressive machines ever built.
Every kid--and kid at heart--understands the appeal of these massive machines. To see them in action inspires a sense of childlike wonder. But there is much more to these yellow monsters than pure power. MODERN MARVELSTM presents the fascinating story of the men and innovations behind today's cranes, bulldozers, graders and loaders. Learn of the projects that inspired men like John Deere and Jerome Case, and get an up-close look at some of their groundbreaking inventions. Archival photos and footage trace the development of these machines over the years, while visits to modern sites provide a view of today's EARTHMOVERS at work.
From the shovel to towering cranes and giant bulldozers, this is a comprehensive chronicle of the machines that change the face of the planet, and the men who shaped the industry.