Before automobiles, the telephone, electricity or any large earth moving construction equipment of any kind, the United States undertook one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. They connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the country of Panama.
In the same way that setting out to put a man on the moon was a catalyst for incredible innovation in the 1960’s, the goal to create the Panama canal created revolutionary advances in technology, construction and mechanical engineering as well as the field of medicine.
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough is a remarkably surprising and rewarding summer read. Dad recommends it as highly dabworthy.
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