Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World

by David Macaulay

First Release:

July 2019

ISBN: 9781596434776

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.

  • ISBN: 9781596434776
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 128
    Trim Size: 10 1/2" x 9 1/2"
    Dewey Classification: 623.82/432
    Genre: Nonfic
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