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  • Published: 17 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780448478999
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $9.99

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!

  • Pub date: 17 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780448478999
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $9.99

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