This book provides you with valuable travel tips on the ports of call along your route, and it guides you through the canal with detailed information. The panama canal is one of the great engineering feats of the world. It is now in its second century of operation, saving ships thousands of kilometers or miles, especially on voyages between the east and west coasts of the United States and Canada.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914Simon & Schuster - Winner of the national book award for history, the samuel eliot morison award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award for the best book of the year on international affairs, the history of technology, The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, the Francis Parkman Prize, and human drama.
The path between the seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, political power plays, heroic successes, tremendous medical accomplishments, and tragic failures.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 - . Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. The national book award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.
From the pulitzer prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In the path between the seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.
The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic PhotographsDover Publications - In 1889 the compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique declared bankruptcy. Photography enthusiasts and lovers of true adventure will delight in the vibrant, you-are-there sensation imparted by the photos and Ulrich Keller's exceptionally informed text and meticulous captions. On august 15, 1914, the S.
S. The french firm's optimistic and ill-planned attempt to construct a canal across the isthmus of panama had resulted in the death of 22, typhoid fever, and malaria; the complete loss of one and a half billion francs for the company's 800, 000 workers most from yellow fever, 000 shareholders; and the bitter failure of Chief Engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps — the man responsible for the Suez Canal.
The building of the panama canal in historic Photographs takes the reader back to a different era, and one of the proudest episodes in what the author calls "the 'heroic' age of industry. Simon Schuster. What occurred in the quarter century between 1889 and 1914 is a larger-than-life true story of adventure, revolution, ordeal, and accomplishment: the building of the Panama Canal — perhaps the greatest engineering marvel of the early twentieth century.
In 164 magnificent historic photographs and a well-researched text, noted photohistorian Ulrich Keller tells the compelling story of this hitherto unparalleled technological achievement. Ancon took nine hours and forty minutes to traverse the lock-and-lake waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs - . Selected from an archive of over 10, administration and policing; dredging operations, 000 based on a caste system; the exotic settings; tremendous hardships and health risks; leisure activities; the Canal Zone's internal government, including spectacular movements of earth and water; unheard-of engineering feats and disastrous failures; and finally, these historic prints document the Canal's construction and its way of life: 450 miles of railroad; housing for 60, historians, 000 images amassed by Ernest Hallen Official Photographer of the Isthmian Canal Commission, engineers, victory!Photographers, and tudents of industry and technology will immediately recognize this volume as an important primary source of industrial archaeology.
Portrait of the Panama Canal: Celebrating Its History and ExpansionGraphic Arts Books - The canal opened less than ten years later, on August 15, 1914. Graphic Arts Books. This classic from william friar about the Panama Canal has been completely updated and revised in time for the opening of the expanded locks. Simon Schuster. This engaging collection of contemporary and archival photographs is illuminated by Friar’s lively and informative text.
The french had started excavation for the canal in 1869, beriberi, but the work was beset by earthquakes and landslides; disease―malaria, yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, and typhoid fever; and wild animals―from pumas and jaguars to a whole menagerie of poisonous snakes. On december 31, 1999, control and day-to-day operations were turned fully over to the Republic of Panama.
For sixty-five years, the united States operated the Canal, but 1979 saw the start of a twenty-year transition. Some fifteen years later, the first americans arrived, 1904, after much debate and political maneuvering, on November 12, and the work began again. Though the dream began as early as 1513 when vasco nuñez de Balboa first crossed the isthmus and saw the Pacific Ocean, it was not until 1914 that the Panama Canal became a reality.
Portrait of the Panama Canal: Celebrating Its History and Expansion - By 1889, the money ran out and the whole enterprise collapsed in a cloud of scandal and bankruptcy that drove the French government from power. In words and in photographs―both historical and contemporary―Portrait of the Panama Canal traces the story of the Canal from its beginnings as just a dream to its present reality as one of the wonders of the world.
In the past fifteen years, the following changes have taken place in the canal: widening the gaillard cut so two panamAX ships can pass each other; deepening the navigational channel in Gatun Lake to increase the capacity of the water reservoir; adding a new vessel traffic-management system that uses satellite Global Positioning System technology; the construction of two new sets of single-lane, three-step locks―one set at the Atlantic entrance and one at the Pacific; and adding two new navigational channels to connect the new locks to existing channels.
Panama National Geographic Adventure MapNational Geographic Maps - An inset map of panama city provides in-depth detail of the capital, synagogues, churches, including its hospitals, monuments, cemeteries, embassies and other notable buildings. Some of the pinpointed recreational, historical and cultural features include areas for surfing, fishing and diving, hiking trails, archeological sites, reefs and mangroves.
An inset map of the panama Canal region details this must-see engineering feat, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Used book in Good Condition. This abundance of specialized content makes the map the perfect companion to National Geographic's Panama Traveler Guide or any other guidebook. Every adventure map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.
Panama National Geographic Adventure Map - Map scale = 1:475, 000 & 1:165, 000sheet Size = 37. 75" x 25. 5"folded Size = 4. 25" x 9. 25" simon Schuster. Waterproof • tear-resistant • travel mapdesigned for the needs of adventure travelers, with expertly researched background information, covering the entire country, National Geographic's Panama Adventure Map is the most comprehensive map available, travel tips and descriptions of popular destinations.
A user-friendly index of selected towns and protected areas, nature and forest reserves, wetlands and wildlife areas, including National Parks, will help you select areas to explore.
Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal Ocean Cruise GuidesOcean Cruise Guides - Graphic Arts Books. Detail and maps on all the ports and attractions plus a huge pull-out map of the entire Panama Canal. New expanded sections on both Panama and Caribbean ports plus all the history and archival photographs to take you through the construction of the canal. One of the world's greatest engineering feats, the Panama Canal has become one of the world's most popular cruise itineraries and our new edition gives insight to this exciting destination.
Simon Schuster. F you are planning a cruise to Panama Canal, be sure to learn about the fascinating back story of how both the country and canal came to be. Used book in Good Condition.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914Simon & Schuster - The path between the seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, heroic successes, political power plays, tremendous medical accomplishments, and tragic failures.
The national book award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the pulitzer prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 - In the path between the seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. Graphic Arts Books. Used book in Good Condition. Winner of the national book award for history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and the Cornelius Ryan Award for the best book of the year on international affairs, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the Francis Parkman Prize, and human drama.
Simon Schuster. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.
American Experience: Panama CanalPBS 15544979 - Shrink-wrapped. This american experience film using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the worlds most significant technological achievements. Simon Schuster. On august 15th, the panama canal opened, 1914, connecting the worlds two largest oceans and signaling Americas emergence as a global superpower.
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Cruising Panama's CanalFront Porch Publishing - Curnett "the pages just flew when I picked this book up. Janice condit "al's descriptions of desserts made me want to rip the pages out and eat them!" karen Zaccheo Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards Whether you are thinking of a Panama Canal cruise, looking for a humorous and heart-felt travel memoir, or are an armchair traveler seeking a fun and entertaining read about cruise travel, you are going to love Cruising Panama’s Canal.
This charming couple decided to make their bucket list dream cruise vacation come true, and now they want to share it with you! Come along with them as they share intimate details of their 17-day odyssey from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale via the Panama Canal. Who would have guessed that it would have taken an almost fatal car accident to motivate Al and Sunny Lockwood to take a cruise ship vacation to the Panama Canal? Riveted by their near death experience.
Cruising Panama's Canal - Learn about the building of the panama canal and how the locks actually work as huge, modern ships squeeze into 100-year-old chambers to take the world’s most famous short cut. Graphic Arts Books. Stand on the bow of holland america’s ms zuiderdam with al and Sunny as they share the sights, sounds and feelings of transiting the Canal; watch as the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean and then sets into the Atlantic on the same day.
Shrink-wrapped. Al adds delicious humor. Sunny provides the facts.
Panama Fever: The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama CanalAnchor - Graphic Arts Books. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Filled with remarkable characters, panama Fever is an epic history that shows how a small, fiercely contested strip of land made the world a smaller place and launched the era of American global dominance.
Shrink-wrapped. Used book in Good Condition. The panama canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century. Panama fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition.
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call Travel GuideFodor's Travel - Written by locals, fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience.
Fodor s caribbean Cruise Ports of Call Travel Guide. Kitts; Castries, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Barthelemy; Fredericksted, St. John; basseterre, St. John's, dominica; falmouth, aruba; bridgetown, barbados; belize city, bonaire; calica playa del carmen, mexico; willemstad, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Mexico; Cartagena, Curacao; Roseau, Antigua; Oranjestad, Jamaica; Freeport-Lucaya, Belize; Bermuda; Kralendijk, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Costa Maya, Cayman Islands; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; St.
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call Travel Guide - This travel guide includes: · dozens of maps · a "cruise primer" with the basics of cruising and "Cruising the Caribbean" with capsule overviews of every major cruise line · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Covered ports of call: Private Islands; St.
Used book in Good Condition. Vincent; road town, florida; new orleans, tortola; and the valley, texas; houston, puerto rico; tampa, louisiana; new york, South Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Miami, Virgin Gorda · Covered ports of embarkation: Baltimore, New York; Port Canaveral, Texas; Jacksonville, Maryland; Charleston, Florida; San Juan, Florida; Galveston, Florida Simon Schuster.
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