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Seven wonders of the industrial world : how the modern world was forged

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Widescreen version.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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[England] : BBC Video ; [New York, NY] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2008.


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Originally broadcast on television in 2003.

Tells the story of how our modern world was forged - in rivets, grease and steam, in blood, sweat and human imagination. Reveals as much about the human spirit as it does about technological endeavor. The slowly evolving Industrial Revolution was the fertile ground that gave life to dreams in iron, cement, stone and steel. The pioneers of the age were practical visionaries, seeing beyond the immediate horizon, the safe and the known, as they cut a path to the future. The seven wonders are: The SS Great Eastern; The Brooklyn Bridge; The Bell Rock Lighthouse; The US Transcontinental Railway; The London sewer system; The Panama Canal; The Hoover Dam.

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