Strip the City: San Francisco DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024871
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 42
Copyright: 2012

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San Francisco is standing on the brink of disaster. It sits on one of the world's most infamous earthquake hotspots – the San Andreas Fault. How do the city's buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of a destructive earthquake? This program looks beneath San Francisco's skin to discover the engineering wonders that make it possible. Engineers and geologists reveal the secrets of San Francisco's bridges, homes, and skyscrapers that keep them standing and protect residents during the deadliest quakes. The program also explores the geology that shaped the city's past and challenges its future, from the valleys that hold the city's firefighting water to the fault line that is overdue for a massive earthquake.