The Resource The Hoover Dam, BBC (Firm)

The Hoover Dam, BBC (Firm)

Label
The Hoover Dam
Title
The Hoover Dam
Statement of responsibility
BBC (Firm)
Contributor
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
With its impassable canyons, dangerous rapids and severe seasonal variations that could reduce the western states to a desert, the Colorado River was one of the most dangerous and unpredictable rivers in the world. But in 1902, engineer Arthur Powell-Davis dreamed of creating the largest dam ever and taming the wild river. The scale of his ambition was matched only by the scale of his plan. Several engineers bid for the project, but one man stood out{u2014}the ruthless and dedicated Frank Crowe. Many lives were lost as the entire Colorado River had to be diverted to make way for construction. Safety was sacrificed for speed. On February 1, 1935, the diversion tunnels were blocked. The Colorado resumed its natural course, and the dam went into operation. Frank Crowe, decked in glory, walked away with a $350,000 bonus. However, his great triumph had come at a cost. Throughout the four grueling years, over a hundred lives had been lost
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
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Hoover Dam
Intended audience
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Language note
Closed-captioned
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  • Infobase
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
49
Series statement
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
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  • Structural engineering
  • Depressions--1929
  • Civil engineering
  • Engineering
  • Nineteen twenties
  • United States--History
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The Hoover Dam, BBC (Firm)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by BBC (Firm), 2003
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 18, 2017
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dam Building Begins (5:00);
  • Mistrial in Hoover Dam Lawsuit (5:49);
  • Hoover Dam Completed (4:30);
  • Credits: The Hoover Dam (0:52);
  • Future Site of Hoover Dam (2:49);
  • Dynamics of Arch-Gravity Dams (2:59);
  • Job Creation During Great Depression (3:09);
  • Dangerous Work (2:27);
  • Ragtown and Union Activism (4:21);
  • Dam Workers Evicted (5:51);
  • Lawsuit and Worker Housing (4:51);
  • Boulder City (4:33);
Control code
fod1000141238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (49 min., 50 sec))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
  • 141238
  • [141231]s
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
1000141238
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Video recording format
other
Label
The Hoover Dam, BBC (Firm)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by BBC (Firm), 2003
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 18, 2017
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dam Building Begins (5:00);
  • Mistrial in Hoover Dam Lawsuit (5:49);
  • Hoover Dam Completed (4:30);
  • Credits: The Hoover Dam (0:52);
  • Future Site of Hoover Dam (2:49);
  • Dynamics of Arch-Gravity Dams (2:59);
  • Job Creation During Great Depression (3:09);
  • Dangerous Work (2:27);
  • Ragtown and Union Activism (4:21);
  • Dam Workers Evicted (5:51);
  • Lawsuit and Worker Housing (4:51);
  • Boulder City (4:33);
Control code
fod1000141238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (49 min., 50 sec))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
  • 141238
  • [141231]s
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
1000141238
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Video recording format
other

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