What Is the Panama Canal?

What Is the Panama Canal?


Illustrator: Tim Foley
Illustrator: Fred Harper

Format
Paperback
Price
$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780448478999
  • 112  Pages
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • 9 – 12

Overview

Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the world’s most famous shortcut: the Panama Canal!

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