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The Panama Canal: The Story Of How A Jungle Was Conquered And The World Made Smaller (wonders Of The World Book)

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Panama Canal The Story Of How

Mikaya Press


Author: Elizabeth Mann

Synopsis:

Relates the history of how the Panama Canal was planned and built, including the political, international, and health aspects of getting the project finished on time.
The author is Elizabeth Mann and it was published by Mikaya Press. It went on sale sometime in October of 1998. The atlas is focused on History and it is perceived as good juvenile literature. When you find yourself in the library you can in all likelihood look it up using the classification code, F1569.C2 M15 1998. The child's atlas is 48 pages long and it has colorfully illustrated maps.

It seemed so simple. Panama was much less than fifty miles wide. How difficult could it be to develop a canal across it?

Tragically difficult. Panama was a disease-ridden death trap. Its oppressive heat exhausted the hardiest workers. Its mountainous rain forest was a challenge to the most brilliant engineers.

Somehow the Panama Canal was built. Medical visionaries conquered the diseases. Engineers identified ways to cut by signifies of the rain forest. Workers endured the jungle.

The winner of many awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's capability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. Outstanding within the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and right in detail but do not ignore the human element.



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