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What Is the Panama Canal?
by Janet B. Pascal and Tim Foley


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  Read more...

 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780448478999
  • ISBN-10: 0448478994
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 108
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: What Was...

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Central & South America
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - General

 
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