Modern Marvels: Earthmovers - The Power To Move Mountains
In the past century, human beings have moved more cubic yards of earth than our predecessors did in the previous 100,000 years combined.
Capturing a drama of monumental logistics, Earthmovers: The Power To Move Mountains digs into the long and fascinating history of earth-moving equipment, from the invention of simple hand tools to today's cutting-edge machines. Meet the legendary figures who helped forge America's booming construction industry - such as John Deere, Jerome Case, and the founders of Caterpillar - and lean about the challenges they faced and eventually overcame through innovation, determination, and massive amounts of muscle.
Offering lucid technical explanations and vintage and modern footage of the behemoths in action, Modern Marvels comprehensively surveys the people and machines that have literally moved mountains.