The Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel

by Sandra Donovan, Sandy Donovan
     
 

The Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel or the Eurotunnel, is the world's longest undersea link. Located beneath the English Channel, the tunnel stretches twenty-one miles between Calais, France, and Dover, England. Costing more than 16 billion dollars to build, this engineering wonder opened in 1994 after seven years of construction in which workers faced…  See more details below

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The Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel or the Eurotunnel, is the world's longest undersea link. Located beneath the English Channel, the tunnel stretches twenty-one miles between Calais, France, and Dover, England. Costing more than 16 billion dollars to build, this engineering wonder opened in 1994 after seven years of construction in which workers faced dangerous leaks, fires, and other setbacks. More than 10 million passengers travel annually on the quick journey under the sea.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Donovan traces the history of the Channel Tunnel from Napoleonic times to the present through accessible text, color and black-and-white photos and reproductions, and a time line of the actual construction. The diagrams and pictures are particularly helpful in explaining the construction process. Throughout the book, the author is careful to present the sides of the French and British without bias. Each chapter progresses chronologically, beginning with a brief history of the English Channel, and ending with the successes and issues that the Chunnel faces today. This is an excellent resource for science, physics, and history reports. Donovan's clear writing, her documentation of sources, a detailed index, and a solid list of sources for further study place The Channel Tunnel above par as research material. An easy-to-use resource that would complement any collection.-Delia Fritz, Mercersburg Academy, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822546924
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Great Building Feats Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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