Crossing on time : steam engines, fast ships, and a journey to the New World
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 15 copies|
David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller The Way Things Work , brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated book .
Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. But invention of steam power ushered in a new era of transportation that would change ocean travel forever: the steamship.
Award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the fascinating history that culminated in the building of the most advanced--and last--of these steamships: the SS United States . This book artfully explores the design and construction of the ship and the life of its designer and engineer, William Francis Gibbs.
Framed around the author's own experience steaming across the Atlantic on the very same SS United States , Crossing on Time is a tour de force of the art of explanation and a touching and surprising childhood story.
A 2020 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book
2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year List
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Gibbs, William F.
-- (William Francis),
-- Juvenile literature.
Gibbs, William F. -- (William Francis), -- 1886-1967.
United States (Steamship) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
United States (Steamship) -- History.
Ocean liners -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Shipbuilding -- History -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2019
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references.