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Big, Bigger, Biggest - Series 2

How did Bridges evolve in size from tiny bamboo walkways spanning streams to super long suspension bridges connecting islands? How did Buildings surge in stature from ground hogging town houses to cloud busting skyscrapers? In a second season of the CGI-driven series, Big, Bigger, Biggest reveals the inventions that enabled structures such as Submarines, Aircraft, Cruise Ships, Dams, Tunnels, Oil Rigs, Observation Wheels, Telescopes, Space Stations and Domes to grow in size and scale. Each hour-long film in the ten-part series unpicks the engineering evolution of a different iconic structure. The series ventures on board the USS Pennsylvania – the US Navy’s biggest Submarine – to explore the technology that allows the 155-crew vessel to dive deep underwater, sail fro 20 years without refueling and remain submerged for up to six months without resurfacing. The series reveals the technological leaps that have allowed the world’s biggest Cruise Ship – the Independence of the Seas – to be developed. The ship cost 800 million dollar to build, carries passengers in unrivalled luxury and is manned by a crew of 1,360 who occupy a vast behind-the-scenes world of control rooms, kitchens and engine spaces. It is a true ocean goliath. This series follows the team who operate the world’s biggest Cargo Aircraft – the Antonov 124 – as they transport a brand new subway train from Germany to India. The Antonov stands as tall as a 7-story building and has a cavernous cargo bay capable of holding 50 family-sized cars. The series reveals the critical innovations that allow the aircraft to carry everything from battle tanks to other aircraft to every corner of the world. This series explores the innovations that have allowed the world’s largest spanning Dome – the Oita Stadium in Japan – to be constructed. The Oita’s colossal roof spans a mighty 274 metres. A steel, Teflon and titanium structure over 270 metres across, and 60 metres high, the Oita Stadium roof covers a sports stadium big enough to seat 43 thousand spectators. At the flick of a switch its seats retract to reveal a running track and its roof opens and closes like a giant eye. It owes its success to innovations developed as far and wide as the Roman Pantheon and Houston’s Astrodome Stadium. This series follows the construction of the world’s largest Oil Platform – the Perdido Spar in the Gulf of Mexico. The Perdido Spar sits in deeper water than any other oil platform, in an ocean over 2 kilometres deep. The floating factory can drill in any direction, and can generate enough oil daily to fill 132,000 cars with petrol. The film reveals the role robots played in its deep-ocean construction. This series explores the ground-breaking innovations that lie behind the construction of the world’s longest Tunnel – the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The Tunnel stretches 57 kilometres through the heart of the Swiss Alps. It is deeper than any other tunnel on Earth and paves the way for a vital high-speed rail link between Zurich and Milan. The film follows 2000 workers and four gigantic tunnel boring machines working flat-out to excavate 24 million tonnes of mountain rock to complete the tunnel, and shows how innovators such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel contributed towards its development. This series also reveals the inventions that contributed towards the construction of the world’s biggest space station – the International Space Station, the world’s largest Telescope – the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona – and the world’s largest Observation Wheel – the Singapore Flyer in Asia. Each film opens showcasing the largest example of its kind and poses the question, ‘how did it grow so big?’ Rolling back the clock and winding down the scale, each film reveals the six inventions that allowed these structures to gradually grow supersize…and the six historic structures or machines they first appeared in. 50% of each film is CGI-animation. Superstructures grow, evolve, bend, twist, move and collapse to reveal their secret workings…and the story of how they evolved in size and scale.
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  • Title: Big, Bigger, Biggest - Series 2
  • ISBN: 9322225087576
  • Languages: English
  • Runtime: 520
  • Subtitle: Examining the advances in engineering that made some of the world's most iconic structures possible
  • Format: DVD
  • Category: Special Interest
  • Publication Date: 16/02/2011
  • Weight: 0.14 kilogram

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