Crossing on time : steam engines, fast ships, and a journey to the New World

by Macaulay, David,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary

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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Macaulay's nonfiction has enlightened many of us, explaining topics from architectural wonders to household gadgets to the human body in his classic The Way Things Work (1988). Here he offers a somewhat personal glimpse at oceanic vessels and the steam engines that powered them. In 1957, 10-year-old Macaulay and his family emigrated from Britain to the U.S., traveling on the SS United States, the fastest steamship of the day. Macaulay treats readers to a history of steam engines (and their many improvements), leading up to a detailed account of the construction of the United States, designed by engineer William Francis Gibbs. Macaulay's succinct, explanatory text propels the narrative, drawing readers into his meticulous, captioned artwork that further clarifies the discussion. The illustrations are varied (cutaway views, aerial perspectives, spot art, and full-page spreads) and often depict the artist's hand at work: building models, executing a drawing, and lifting the page to remind readers of the Macaulay family. The most amazing spread is a triple gatefold depicting the entire ship, featuring both cutaway and exterior views. Juicy tidbits (the ship was outfitted with an operating room, a morgue, and seven caskets) augment scientific and historical details, and Macaulay's memories of his own voyage add a child's perspective. Appended with an afterword, time line, and photos, this is not to be missed.--Kay Weisman Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "More than 30 years after the publication of The Way Things Work, Macaulay continues to amaze with his architect-trained eye for detail and ability to make the complex understandable. His latest demystifies steam power and its use in ships through the mid-20th century. Bookending the steamship chronicle is the story of the author's boyhood immigration from Great Britain to the U.S. in 1957 aboard the fastest transatlantic passenger steamship at the time, the SS United States. After delving into the mechanics of steam power, the narrative introduces naval architect William Francis Gibbs and details construction of Gibbs's dream ship-the same one that carried the author to his new home. The final of four chapters recollects his family's ocean crossing. Macaulay's trademark diagrammatic illustrations, with varied perspectives, cross-sections, explanatory captions, and a dose of subtle humor, offer a multilayered reading experience. Particularly impressive is a massive gatefold that offers a stunning bow-to-stern cutaway of the SS United States. A timeline, selected reading list, and archival photos accompany an afterword that entreats that "we must look back ... to see where we've been and to be reminded of our accomplishments," as it discusses a conservancy's efforts to preserve the historic vessel. Ages 10-14. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gibbs, William F. -- (William Francis), -- 1886-1967 -- 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.
Ocean liners.
Shipbuilding.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 8-14.
Language English
Description 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781596434776
1596434775
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