What Is the Panama Canal?

What Is 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!
Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
ISBN: 9780448478999
Characteristics: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Foley, Tim 1962-- Illustrator
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.6 5 Quiz: 64282.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 1.0 168840.

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