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THE LAND DIVIDED A History of the Panama Canal and Other Isthmian Canal Projects

by Mack, Gerstle

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Name stamped on front endpapers. Endpapers are lightly age-tanned. Glue stain on gutter between half-title page and its facing page. Very minor foxing of the margins of the photos and their facing pages, else contents are clean, unworn. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1944. 9-1/2" Tall, XV + 650 + XXIV pp. Black cloth, tan spine lettering. HISTORY. "From its inception to its completion the canal idea furnished abundant material for endless disputes. Only at rare intervals and in exceptional circustances was it ever discussed rationally, scientificall y, and dispassionately. The most fruitful source of disagreement was the question of location, threfore it is necessary to include a great many routes and schemes, some of them far removed from the site finally chosen at Panama. This book, therefore, is a history not only of the Panama canal but of all inter-oceanic canal projects throughout the length of the American continent, from the Arctic Ocean to Cape Horn. " The book has four sections, each with numerous chapters. The Sections: The Spanish Era; The Battle of the Routes; The French Era; The American Era. There is an eight-page fold-out map of the Profile on Axis of the Canal. 24 b/w photo pages. 17 "Maps and Diagrams". Bibliography. Index. .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 44292
  • Title: THE LAND DIVIDED A History of the Panama Canal and Other Isthmian Canal Projects
  • Author: Mack, Gerstle
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good- with no dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 1944
  • Subjects: EDUCATION / History;



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