Building Big with David Macaulay Collection

Building Big with David Macaulay Collection

Director:  Cast: David Macaulay

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
UPC: 0783421322196
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Time: 5:27:00
Sales rank: 83,646

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable 40-page activity guide for educators and parents featuring activity ideas, reproducibles, and more; Scene selection; Access to the Building Big site; Closed captions

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Bridges
1. Introduction [3:49]
2. Roman Bridges [5:42]
3. Iron Bridges [5:57]
4. Trusses [5:22]
5. The Brooklyn Bridge [14:25]
6. The Golden Gate Bridge [11:51]
7. Environmental Loads [6:52]
8. Building Small: Bridges [12:02]
Side #2 -- Domes
1. Introduction [3:57]
2. The Houston Astrodome [7:17]
3. The Pantheon [7:34]
4. Islamic Domes [9:00]
5. St. Peter's [5:56]
6. The U.S. Capitol Building [7:53]
7. Geodesic Domes [12:21]
8. Building Small: Domes [11:54]
Side #3 -- Skyscrapers
1. Introduction [5:12]
2. San Gimignano [4:47]
3. Gothic Cathedrals [5:35]
4. The Eiffel Tower [3:51]
5. Chicago [6:37]
6. The Empire State Building [7:31]
7. Wind Load [12:32]
8. Petronas Towers and the World Trade Center Attack [7:49]
9. Building Small: Skyscrapers [10:44]
Side #4 -- Dams
1. Introduction [4:36]
2. Dam Basics [6:15]
3. Aswan High Dam Politics [5:41]
4. Building the Aswan High Dam [11:49]
5. Hoover Dam Politics [2:57]
6. Hoover Dam Engineering [11:06]
7. Environmental and Social Impacts [11:32]
8. Building Small: Dams [9:52]
Side #5 -- Tunnels
1. Introduction [3:51]
2. The Big Dig [2:01]
3. Roman Tunnels [5:11]
4. Canal Tunnels [4:33]
5. The Hoosac Tunnel [7:53]
6. Soft-Ground Tunnels [10:00]
7. Car Tunnels [7:52]
8. The Chunnel [12:36]
9. Building Small: Tunnels [13:14]

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