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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters of the 70's DVD

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America suffered a series of tragic technological failures during this promising decade. Examine the most famous of these events in minute detail.For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.Disco music and platform shoes weren't the only disasters of the 70's.The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELSĀ® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. The 70's - the rich and heady era that encompassed everything from the Vietnam War to the personal computer to the Bee Gees - also gave us some of our nation's most sobering, life-ending technological failures. What went wrong? What could have been done? What have we learned? These all-important questions are addressed in this decade-spanning episode of MODERN MARVELS. With the aid of 3-D animation, forensic engineering experts, and footage of the actual disasters, learn about these incredible events.Examine one of the most mysterious maritime disasters of the decade: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Then see how close we came to all-out war due to a faulty circuit board. And find out what happened at Buffalo Creek Dam that terrible February day in 1972. Finally, delve into the horrifying explosion of a supertanker in Los Angeles harbor. Discover the catastrophes that befell us during the "Me Decade" in ENGINEERING DISASTERS OF THE 70S.

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