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What is the Panama Canal? / by Janet B. Pascal ; illustrated by Tim Foley.

Pascal, Janet B., (author.). Foley, Tim, 1962- (illustrator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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What is--?
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LaGrange Co PL - Bookmobile j972. 87 PAS (Text) 30477101345142 Children: Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781484433560
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What is the Panama Canal? -- From the Atlantic to the Pacific -- A railroad built on corpses -- A canal? -- The French try their hand -- The United States steps in -- War! -- Killing mosquitoes -- A man with a plan -- Finishing the job -- Success! -- The Canal today -- Timelines.
Summary, etc.:
"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 worlds most famous shortcut: the Panama Canal!"
Subject: Canals > Panama > Design and construction > History > Juvenile literature.
Panama Canal (Panama) > History > Juvenile literature.
Canal Zone > History > Juvenile literature.
Panama Canal (Panama) > History.
Canal Zone > History.

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