Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World
Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. But the invention of steam power ushered in a new era of transportation that would change ocean travel forever: the steamship. This book artfully explores the design and construction of the most advanced—and last—of these steamships, the SS United States, and the life of its designer and engineer, William Francis Gibbs.
Gatefolds. Afterword with photographs. Time line. Selected reading. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Jul 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
10 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Level 7.7; Points: 2;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 12.4; Points: 5;