- 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: February 21, 2007
This is an eye-opening, must-watch survey of existing nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological threats to our wellbeing. What is out there? Who controls them? Will they be used?
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- These weapons are most feared for the indiscriminate nature of their destruction.
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.
As modern warfare and weapons technology moves toward greater precision and limitation of collateral fatality, a far-less accurate and more terrifying class of deadly force fills arsenals around the world.
Because their potential for destruction is so great, and because they are so easy to transport and deploy covertly, merely the threat of developing WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION is sufficient to send nations to war.
In this comprehensive documentary, MODERN MARVELS® delves into the world of WMDs from the cutting-edge to the surprisingly effective low-tech, from the awesome power of nuclear bombs to microscopic anthrax spores.
Discover who possesses these nightmare weapons and explore the danger posed by terrorists with deadly technologies. Using the latest computer modeling, witness the deadly radioactive plume that would result from a dirty bomb attack in Seattle. Investigate how bio-agents are developed and understand the technology currently used to identify and prevent suicide bombings.
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION have made the world a terribly dangerous place, but this program shows how scientists and governments are striving for lasting solutions.