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Cyrus Field's Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable



by
Mary Morton Cowan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Calkins Creek
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781629795560

Awards and Honors
NSTA Best STEM Books - 2019
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In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line that would enable instant communication. Cyrus Field wasn't dissuaded by this fact . . . or by his numerous setbacks. Author's note. Time line. Resources. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations, photographs, and reproductions.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

224

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

384.109163/1

AR

7.2: points 7

Lexile

980L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2019

Book Genres

Nonfic

Topics

Cyrus Field (1819–1892). US businessmen. US entrepreneurs. Telegraphy. Telegraphs. Telegraph cables. Atlantic Telegraph Company. Transatlantic telegraph cable. Telecommunications. Biography. Nineteenth-century history. Engineering.

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