Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal

by National Geographic Society
     
 

Relates the history of how the Panama Canal was planned and built, including the political, economic, and health aspects of getting the project completed.  See more details below

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Relates the history of how the Panama Canal was planned and built, including the political, economic, and health aspects of getting the project completed.

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Four articles reprinted from National Geographic magazine between 1904-1914. Two of them were written by George Goethals, the chief engineer of the project. They provide an insider's look at the many human and technological problems that had to be overcome to complete the canal. Almost every page contains black-and-white photos showing the landscape of Panama, all stages of the construction of the canal, and the people involved in building it. These pictures, and the captions that accompany them, provide a complete history of the undertaking. Ann Graham Gaines's The Panama Canal in American History (Enslow, 1999) and Susan Dudley Gold's The Panama Canal Transfer (RSVP, 1999) are easier to read and better organized for student researchers. Schlesinger's title is useful in providing a unique look at the building of what U.S. Secretary of War Lindley Garrison in 1914 called, "a perpetual memorial to the genius and enterprise of our people." It is an excellent supplemental purchase.-William C. Schadt, Glacier Park Middle School, Maple Valley, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791051023
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Cultural and Geographical Exploration Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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