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The Resource Great projects : the building of America, Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV and the National Academy of Engineering, (videorecording)

Great projects : the building of America, Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV and the National Academy of Engineering, (videorecording)

Label
Great projects : the building of America
Title
Great projects
Title remainder
the building of America
Statement of responsibility
Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV and the National Academy of Engineering
Title variation
Building of America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This series highlights major achievement of engineers in America. From the dazzling stature of New York's George Washington Bridge to the immense, awe-inspiring expanse of Nevada's Hoover Dam, viewers will be inspired by the triumph of technology over landscape and its impact on our daily lives
  • A tale of two rivers: How America harnessed two of its mightiest rivers and put them to work for its citizens. The projects--the Mississippi's system of levees and floodways, and the Colorado's Hoover Dam--constitute vastly different engineering efforts. Their tale is epic, at first one of folly and failure, then of unprecedented personal drama and human achievement
  • Electric nation: How electricity became a part of every American's life. After 1880, Thomas Edison launched the electric-lighting era, and power plants spread to cities. Few private utilities wired rural areas, citing its cost. But if private firms refused to do it, the government would. Arthur Morgan and David Lilienthal, leading the Tennessee Valley Authority, helped finish the job of wiring America
  • Bridging New York: The story of Othmar Ammann, the greatest bridge-builder of the twentieth century, and the histories of the eleven major bridges that unite the islands that make up New York City and connect the great metropolis to the rest of the nation
  • The Big Dig: The building of the most expensive highway project in American history-- billions were spent to mitigate the concerns of Boston's residents, business leaders, and environmentalists
Related
Cataloging source
NAB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, T.O. Sterrett
Date time place
Originally produced for television in 2002
Dewey number
  • 620.00973
  • 620.00091
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Close captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
TA23
LC item number
.G74 2006
PerformerNote
Stacy Keach, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Keach, Stacy
  • Sterrett, T. O
  • Kramer, Seth
  • Polin, Daniel B
  • Miller, Daniel A
  • Great Projects Film Company
  • South Carolina Educational Television Network
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
240
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (Mass.)
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • River engineering
  • Engineering
  • Flood dams and reservoirs
  • Rivers
  • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Electrification
  • Bridges
  • Rivers
  • City planning
  • Tunnels
  • Engineering
Technique
live action
Label
Great projects : the building of America, Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV and the National Academy of Engineering, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/pbsgpba600d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • The Big Dig
  • written and produced by Seth Kramer
  • disc 1.
  • A tale of two rivers
  • written and produced by Seth Kramer, Daniel B. Polin
  • Electric nation
  • written and produced by Daniel A. Miller
  • disc 2.
  • Bridging New York
  • written and produced by Daniel A. Miller
  • Ingenuity needed during 24/7 dam building
  • Dependable source of water in the desert
  • Different solution for the Mississippi
  • Continuing challenges
  • A Tale of two rivers: Introduction:
  • America takes on two mighty rivers
  • The Salton Basin becomes the Salton Sea
  • Plans for the world's largest dam
  • Mississipi levees break
  • St. Bernard Parrish sacrificed
  • Hoover's work results in the presidency
  • Jobs during the Depression
  • Full circle
  • Electric nation: Introduction:
  • How America became an electric nation
  • Downtown Manhattan wired
  • Changing work and life patterns
  • Insull provides electricity to the masses
  • Insull's downfall
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Electricity for ordinary people
  • Bridging New York: Introduction:
  • Bridges as art
  • Fight over bridging the Hudson
  • Holland : the martyr engineer
  • Amman's efforts pay off
  • Lindenthal gone, but Amman's work goes on
  • Tacoma Narrow's Bridge failure
  • Career triumph : Verrazano Bridge
  • Fort Point Channel section
  • Submerging the central artery
  • Marvellous technological achievement
  • The Big Dig: Introduction:
  • The need for the Big Dig
  • Rebelling against highways
  • City closed for alterations?
  • The plan comes together
  • Politics
  • Convincing the rest of the stakeholders
  • Novel construction
Control code
ocm81144990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 4 hr.)
Isbn
9780793693016
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887008020
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
GPBA600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81144990
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Great projects : the building of America, Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV and the National Academy of Engineering, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/pbsgpba600d.gif
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • The Big Dig
  • written and produced by Seth Kramer
  • disc 1.
  • A tale of two rivers
  • written and produced by Seth Kramer, Daniel B. Polin
  • Electric nation
  • written and produced by Daniel A. Miller
  • disc 2.
  • Bridging New York
  • written and produced by Daniel A. Miller
  • Ingenuity needed during 24/7 dam building
  • Dependable source of water in the desert
  • Different solution for the Mississippi
  • Continuing challenges
  • A Tale of two rivers: Introduction:
  • America takes on two mighty rivers
  • The Salton Basin becomes the Salton Sea
  • Plans for the world's largest dam
  • Mississipi levees break
  • St. Bernard Parrish sacrificed
  • Hoover's work results in the presidency
  • Jobs during the Depression
  • Full circle
  • Electric nation: Introduction:
  • How America became an electric nation
  • Downtown Manhattan wired
  • Changing work and life patterns
  • Insull provides electricity to the masses
  • Insull's downfall
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Electricity for ordinary people
  • Bridging New York: Introduction:
  • Bridges as art
  • Fight over bridging the Hudson
  • Holland : the martyr engineer
  • Amman's efforts pay off
  • Lindenthal gone, but Amman's work goes on
  • Tacoma Narrow's Bridge failure
  • Career triumph : Verrazano Bridge
  • Fort Point Channel section
  • Submerging the central artery
  • Marvellous technological achievement
  • The Big Dig: Introduction:
  • The need for the Big Dig
  • Rebelling against highways
  • City closed for alterations?
  • The plan comes together
  • Politics
  • Convincing the rest of the stakeholders
  • Novel construction
Control code
ocm81144990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 4 hr.)
Isbn
9780793693016
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887008020
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
GPBA600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81144990
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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