Panama Canal: The Story of How a Jungle Was Conquered…

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Panama was less than 50 miles wide, yet difficult to bridge by canal — its swamps were disease-ridden, its mountainous rain forest challenged the most brilliant engineers, and its oppressive heat exhausted the hardiest workers. Engineers found ways to cut through the forest, medical visionaries conquered the diseases, and workers endured the jungle. Yet there were also broken treaties, political tyranny, and the tragedy of thousands of West Indian workers forced to live in awful, segregated conditions.

Pages: 48

Pages: 48



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Illustrations on every double-page spread provide interesting detail for this engineering feat. Read about the heroism and lives of workers in segregated conditions. These people completed a task that was thought to be impossible, and inspired those who read their story.

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