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Title Modern marvels : engineering disasters. 11.

Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 video file, 45 min. 22 sec.) : digital, stereo., sound, color.
Series Engineering disasters series
Modern marvels
Engineering disasters series.
Modern marvels.
Restrictions Restricted to users of subscribing institutions.
Credits Editor, Barney Robinson ; music by Alan Ett Music Group.
Performers Narrator, Max Raphael.
Notes Originally produced by A&E Television Networks in 2005.
Summary Watch as a San Francisco mansion is swallowed by a sinkhole and explore the human causes of one of China's deadliest "natural" disasters. Scientists detail the impact of the invisible killer that was once a staple of the construction industry. See photos of the aftermath of floods that killed nearly 150,000 people. Experts examine the impact of high-profile disasters. Successes are impressive, but failures often contribute more to our knowledge. Nowhere is this more evident than in engineering, where a simple miscalculation can prove disastrous, and it is almost impossible to hide the consequences. Modern marvels returns to this sadly productive territory to examine the following five events: a deadly explosion in Cleveland that killed 128 people in 1944; the collapse of a skywalk that killed 114 people at a Kansas City dance competition; the riveting collapse of a San Francisco mansion into a massive sinkhole; the 1931 Yangtze River floods that killed 145,000 people; and the ''miracle mineral'' that turned out to be an invisible killer.
Original Version Originally produced [Burlington, VT], A & E Television Networks ; New Video [distributor], [c2005].
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player.
Other author Raphael, Max, 1889-1952.
Ett, Alan.
Robinson, Barney.
Kanopy (Firm)
Arts and Entertainment Network.
Subject Engineering.
Structural failures.
Asbestos fibers.
Products liability -- Asbestos.
Liquefied natural gas.
Explosions -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Structural failures -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Combined sewer overflows.
Structural failures -- California -- San Francisco.
Structural failures -- China -- Yangtze River Delta.
Variant Title Engineering disasters 11
Modern marvels (Television program)
Publisher Number 1063117 Kanopy