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




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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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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: Penguin Workshop
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 112
  • 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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