The Panama Canal
Wonders of the World S.
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 48 pages|
|Other Information: ||27 full colour illustrations, fold-out 4-page colour spread|
|Published In: ||United States, 25 September 2006|
This is the illustrated story of how a jungle was conquered and the world made smaller! For the French in 1881 and then the Americans in 1903, it all seemed so simple: Panama was less than fifty miles wide. How difficult could it be to build a canal across it? The answer was "tragically difficult". Panama was a disease-ridden jungle death trap. It's mountainous rain forest was a challenge to the most brilliant engineers. Its oppressive heat exhausted the hardiest workers. But somehow the Panama Canal was built, and its story is one of genius and heroism. It represents the spirit of an age when no task was thought impossible and not price too high to pay...This work is illustrated throughout with detailed colour artwork by Fernando Rangel. "Wonders of the World" - the award-winning series tells the stories behind humanity's most extraordinary creations.
About the Author
Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press. Fernando Rangel was born in Bogata, Colombia, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. He earned a B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts and trained at the Chatauqua School of Art.
Informative, entertaining, often riveting, these books offer readers important pieces of history and bring the civilizations to life... A must-have series! Highly recommended.--Gail Hamilton"Canadian Materials" (10/27/2006)
|Publisher: ||Miyaka Press|
|Dimensions: ||25.25 x 24.38 x 0.56 centimeters (0.22 kg)|