Download and read online The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs in PDF and EPUB This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing, dredging operations, much more.
Download and read online Hell s Gorge in PDF and EPUB 2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history. Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. Matthew Parker explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. But he also weaves in the stories of the ordinary men and women who worked on the canal, to evoke everyday life on the construction and depict the battle on the ground deep in 'Hell's Gorge'. Using diaries, memoirs, contemporary newspapers and previously unseen private letters, he draws a vivid picture of the heart-breaking struggle on the Isthmus, in particular that of the British West Indians who made up the majority of the canal workforce. Hell's Gorge is a tale of politics, finance, press manipulation, scandal and intrigue, populated by a dazzling cast of idealists and bullies, heroes and conmen. But it is also a moving tribute to the 'Forgotten Silvermen', so many of whom died to fulfil the centuries-old canal dream.
Download and read online Destiny by Design in PDF and EPUB Destiny By Design is a photo essay and narrative that pays tribute to the Panama Canal, one of the great engineering accomplishments of the twentieth century. The book features more than 160 never-before-published photographs by author Jeremy Sherman Snapp, Gerald Fitzgerald Sherman and Jeremy Sherman Snapp. Gerald Sherman was a photographer/engineer who was granted extensive access to the construction sites. Photos show how the canal was constructed, and there are also modern images of historic Canal Zone sites. These photos represent both a sense of closure to the "American century" on the isthmus and the dawning of a new era for the Panamanian people. The Panama Canal remains the most significant of all human-made waterways in the evolution of the Americas.
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Download and read online The Big Ditch in PDF and EPUB On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened for business, forever changing the face of global trade and military power, as well as the role of the United States on the world stage. The Canal's creation is often seen as an example of U.S. triumphalism, but Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu reveal a more complex story. Examining the Canal's influence on Panama, the United States, and the world, The Big Ditch deftly chronicles the economic and political history of the Canal, from Spain's earliest proposals in 1529 through the final handover of the Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999, to the present day. The authors show that the Canal produced great economic dividends for the first quarter-century following its opening, despite massive cost overruns and delays. Relying on geographical advantage and military might, the United States captured most of these benefits. By the 1970s, however, when the Carter administration negotiated the eventual turnover of the Canal back to Panama, the strategic and economic value of the Canal had disappeared. And yet, contrary to skeptics who believed it was impossible for a fledgling nation plagued by corruption to manage the Canal, when the Panamanians finally had control, they switched the Canal from a public utility to a for-profit corporation, ultimately running it better than their northern patrons. A remarkable tale, The Big Ditch offers vital lessons about the impact of large-scale infrastructure projects, American overseas interventions on institutional development, and the ability of governments to run companies effectively.
Download and read online Joseph Pennell s Pictures of the Panama Canal Reproductions of a Series of Lithographs Made by Him on the Isthmus of Panama January March 1912 Tog in PDF and EPUB Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Download and read online Silver People in PDF and EPUB One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, which connected the world’s two largest oceans and signaled America’s emergence as a global superpower. It was a miracle, this path of water where a mountain had stood—and creating a miracle is no easy thing. Thousands lost their lives, and those who survived worked under the harshest conditions for only a few silver coins a day. From the young "silver people" whose back-breaking labor built the Canal to the denizens of the endangered rainforest itself, this is the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, as only Newbery Honor-winning author Margarita Engle could tell it.
Download and read online The Path Between the Seas in PDF and EPUB 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 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, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
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Download and read online Building the Panama Canal in PDF and EPUB Readers will learn about the historic quests to find a pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, France's pursuit in building a canal, and the United States' first trials in building the Panama Canal. Also covered are the key players in the canal's construction and the canal's worldwide impact on commerce and travel.
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Download and read online The New Panama Canal in PDF and EPUB A stunning photographic journey, this book tells the emotional story behind the epic construction of the new Panama Canal, a monumental work of technological achievement immersed in tropical splendor. Also referred to as the Third Set of Locks Project, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal by a construction consortium led by the Salini Impregilo group is a great feat of engineering, intending to double its capacity by increasing the number and the size of the ships passing through, minimizing the time it takes to cross the continent to just two hours and paving the way for a new era in global trade. This highly visual book documents the progression and construction of the canal, retracing its history and important events to reveal in vivid color this colossal human intervention in nature. The words of the authors, along with spectacular photographs by Edoardo Montaina, are accompanied by stunning views of the massive oil tankers, cargo ships, and cruise liners floating between two wings of wild forest.
Download and read online Panama Fever in PDF and EPUB PANAMA FEVER starts as a tale of European Victorian confidence and hubris and culminates in America's ruthless achievement in joining the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans - as it moves forward to dominate the 20th Century. Matthew Parker recreates the experiences and motivations of all those caught up in this extraordinary quest, whether as chief engineer or a humble pick-and-shovel man. In many ways the construction of the canal is a testament to the engineering self-confidence that transformed the world in the nineteenth century, the culmination of those dreams in iron, cement, stone and steel that characterized the industrial revolution and the great Victorian age of Telford, Brunel and Eiffel. The story opens a window into the distant and fascinating pre-1914 world, where anything could be achieved, where the ideas of progress, heroism and technology were as yet untainted by the industrial slaughter of the Western Front. The completion of the canal in late 1914 was both the end of the pre-Great War era and of the Victorian Age, and the beginning of a new and radically different century. This is a remarkable book about Empire and about technology. It is also a wonderful financial thriller and a medical thriller populated by an extraordinary cast all of whom get swept up in a seemingly impossible dream.
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