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Modern Marvels. China's Great Dam

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Summary

  • The Three Gorges Dam project on China's Yangtze River is the largest ongoing civil engineering project in the world today and is characterized by some as "the eighth wonder of the world". This episode chronicles the extraordinary feats of engineering that made Three Gorges Dam possible.

Notes

  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 14, 2010.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Intro: History Channel (1:23) -- Intro: Modern Marvels: China's Great Dam (0:47) -- The Eighth Wonder of the World (1:56) -- The Yangtze River - China's Lifeline (1:53) -- Wonders of the Yangtze River (2:57) -- American Dams (3:04) -- Electricity from the Great Dam (2:57) -- Dujiangyan Flood Control and Irrigation System (3:32) -- Dujiangyan Project (2:46) -- Construction Begins - Three Gorges Dam (3:21) -- Planning the Three Gorges Dam (1:29) -- A Comparison of Dams (2:26) -- Tragedy Strikes Again - Flood of 1954 (1:00) -- The Gezhouba Dam (2:25) -- Minimizing Environmental Impact (2:23) -- Costs of Three Gorges Dam (2:24) -- Labor of China's Great Dam (1:23) -- Three Phase Diversion Techniques (1:47) -- Finalizing the Dam (3:02) -- Hope for a People (1:52) -- Credits: Modern Marvels: China's Great Dam (0:55)
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