"The History of Transportation: Pipelines" is one of six volumes, and covers the evolution of pipe as a form of economical transportation. From the first crude “aqueducts” built by the ancient Romans, to the large, long-distance pipelines of today, this program uses rare photographs and archival film footage to show how pipelines are built, how they are maintained, and how they carry such varied products as natural gas, heavy coal, and even television pictures. Students will actually visit pipeline controllers in their state-of-the-art computer center and see a factory where coal is prepared for shipment through a pipe. They will learn how pipelines work, what their advantages and disadvantages are, and how they affect our culture. The program has been specifically developed for classroom use and is organized around established standards. It functions as a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas.