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The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is the single most visited paid monument in the world; thousands of people ascend it every day. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance for the 1889 World's Fair, which also memorialized the French Revolution. From its inception to the present day, it has remained a world famous monument. During this tour of this symbolic icon of France's history and the industrial age, Modern Marvels details the history, the technology, and the social impact of the tower on Paris, on France, and the world.
DVD
2005; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Corpse Tech

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From forensic investigations to medical experimentation to organ and tissue transplantation, every cadaver has a purpose. Corpse Tech tours the boneyard to discover just how our remains are put to use. Meet a County Coroner and visit the University of Tennessee's famous Body Farm to see how dead bodies contribute to criminology. And tour a morgue, a crematorium, and one of the largest tissue banks in the United States to discover the multitudinous fates awaiting our earthly vessels.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Television: Window to the World

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This feature chronicles the incredible story of television, from the vision of Philo Farnsworth, a Utah farmboy who developed the first working system in 1925, to the latest technological breakthroughs that are transforming the medium. Interviews with media moguls and TV personalities, including legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite provide an insider's look at the huge industry TV has become. And broadcast pioneers recall the patent battles and competing systems that defined the early years of television.
DVD
2005; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Household Appliances: Our Silent Servants of the Home

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Examines the shift from servants and manual labor to mechanical and electrical appliances for completing household tasks. Tells the story of inventions that make modern home life comfortable, fast and clean: stoves and microwave ovens, sewing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, toasters, and mixers. Shows what life was like before the age of mechanical conveniences and introduces the inventors and entrepreneurs who pioneered these familiar household appliances.
DVD
2008; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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Modern Marvels: Dredging

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Dredges dig, scoop, suck, and spew an ocean of silt and sediment to clear channels and deepen ports for mega-container ships. Go aboard two of the largest U.S. dredges and see how they keep waters moving. In Holland, meet the biggest players in the dredging world and witness the launching of the largest dredge ever built. Then watch as 90 square miles of new islands are dredged from the sea in Dubai to create a pleasure world for the rich and powerful.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

The Best of Modern Marvels

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This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern Marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker psills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devasting effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Modern Marvels: Environmental Tech II

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DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Modern Marvels: Environmental Tech

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From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper, MODERN MARVELS® explores the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. Learn how tongue-twisting technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on our most daunting environmental crises: global warming, deforestation, nuclear waste and resource scarcity. Then, experience the slimier side of environmental tech as blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and decomposing garbage supplies clean-burning natural gas. Finally, see how trees and other natural environments can be used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying rivers.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Strategic Air Command

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Modern marvels tells the story of the extraordinary system which oversaw the United States' arsenal from 1946 to 1992, and which has been adapted and reformed to become smaller Strategic Command (STRATCOM). It draws on interviews with past employees and visits to SAC sites where you'll see how bombers, missiles and submarines were designed to be ready in place to respond to any attack.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

City Parks

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"MODERN MARVELS uncovers the surprising stories behind the most famous city parks in the nation. See how designers like Frederick Law Olmstead, who designed Central Park and many others nationwide, overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fashion oases of beauty in the most unlikely of places. Period photos document their creation, while people like the founder of the Central Park Conservancy and the General Manager of San Francisco's Parks & Recreation Department talk of the challenges they face in preserving and maintaining these invaluable urban escapes. It's work that should not go unrewarded-before the advent of city parks, urban dwellers took their relaxation in cemeteries"--historychannel.com webpage excerpt.
VHS
1999; 1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Modern Marvels: Erie Canal

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A discussion on the reasons to build the Erie Canal, the building process, the use of the Erie Canal after it was built and its economic effects, improvements made to the Erie Canal over the years, reasons for its decline, and its use today.
VHS
2000; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Tennessee Valley Authority

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Rare photographs, films and firsthand accounts tell the complete story of the TVA and its creators. From the challenges of controlling the flood-prone Tennessee River to the construction of nearly 50 power-generating dams, this is a fascinating look at one of the most breathtaking public works projects ever attempted.
VHS
1997; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Ivy (By Request)
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Thinking Machines: The Creation of the Computer

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Traces the evolution of the computer over the past two decades.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Captured Light: The Invention of Still Photography

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Television documentary presenting the history of still photography.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Pyramids: Majesty and Mystery

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Towering, majestic and timeless, the great pyramids of Giza have fascinated explorers and engineers for thousands of years. Despite centures of research, the pyramids have yielded few of their secrets. How were they built? Were they built as tombs for royalty? How do experts explain similar pyramids found thousands of miles away in Central America and Asia?
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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The Brooklyn Bridge

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Presents the history of the Brooklyn Bridge.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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America's Highways

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Presents the history of American highway construction from the first rock roads to Eisenhower's "national defense highways" system. Historians explore how this 42,000 mile long Interstate Highway System has transformed America.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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American Steel: Built to Last

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Documentary explores the creation and growth of the American steel industry, including the history of the processes of creating steel. Highlights significant contributions made by Henry Bessemer, the inventor who discovered an efficient way to mass produce steel, and by Andrew Carnegie, the highly successful businessman who built America's first giant steel industry.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Forensic Science: The Crime Fighter's Weapon

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Historical overview of crime science and how forensic science is used in criminal investigations in preparing for court testimony.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)