The Resource Seven wonders of the industrial world, The Panama Canal, produced and directed by Philip Smith ; a BBC/TLC co-production

Seven wonders of the industrial world, The Panama Canal, produced and directed by Philip Smith ; a BBC/TLC co-production

Label
Seven wonders of the industrial world, The Panama Canal
Title
Seven wonders of the industrial world
Title part
The Panama Canal
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Philip Smith ; a BBC/TLC co-production
Title variation
  • Panama Canal
  • 7 wonders of the industrial world
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An encounter with the most brilliant pioneers of the industrial age. Recreating their stories of burning ambition, extravagant dreams, passion and rivalry as great minds clashed, this programme delves into the history of seven epic monuments spanning the industrial revolution. Using spectacular CGI, the seven stories that are revealed here are: the SS Great Eastern; the London sewer system; the Bell Rock Lighthouse; the US Transcontinental Railway; the Panama Canal; the Hoover Dam; and the Brooklyn Bridge. With the growth in travel and trade, by the late 19th century shipping had become big business. Having completed the building of the Suez Canal in 1869, a Frenchman, Vicomte Ferdinand de Lesseps, dreamed of an even bolder scheme: the Panama Canal. Lesseps decided he would cut a path across the isthmus of Panama,and thus unite the great oceans of the Atlantic and Pacific. He knew that the long journey around South America's Cape Horn would then become unnecessary for ships carrying cargo across the world, and the world itself would seem a smaller place. Once out in the tropical heat of Panama, however, the French found themselves facing impenetrable jungle, dangerous mudslides and deathly tropical diseases, as the project proved to be an undertaking of nightmare proportions. The extravagant dream eventually came true, but in the process it stole over 25,000 lives, and 25 years had to elapse before the oceans were finally united
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Robert Lindsay
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Philip
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Learning Channel (Firm)
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesseps, Ferdinand de
  • Civil engineering
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Seven wonders of the industrial world, The Panama Canal, produced and directed by Philip Smith ; a BBC/TLC co-production
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?MARC;4035634
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 06, 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (50 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1096487322
  • (VaAlASP)ASP4035634/marc
Video recording format
other
Label
Seven wonders of the industrial world, The Panama Canal, produced and directed by Philip Smith ; a BBC/TLC co-production
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?MARC;4035634
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 06, 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (50 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1096487322
  • (VaAlASP)ASP4035634/marc
Video recording format
other

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