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


Super Savings Item! Save 33% on the Cyrus Field's Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable by Calkins Creek at Cmc Schools. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In this nonfiction middle-grade title, award-winning author Mary Morton Cowan explores the extraordinary achievement of Cyrus Field and one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: laying a transatlantic telegraph cable to create instant communication between two continents.Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn't


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In this nonfiction middle-grade title, award-winning author Mary Morton Cowan explores the extraordinary achievement of Cyrus Field and one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: laying a transatlantic telegraph cable to create instant communication between two continents.Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn't dissuade Cyrus, who set out to learn about undersea cables and built a network of influential people to raise money and create interest in his project. Cyrus experienced numerous setbacks: many years of delays and failed attempts, millions of dollars lost, suspected sabotage, technological problems, and more. But Cyrus did not give up and forged ahead, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of 1866. Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Cyrus's life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream.

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Manufacturer:
Calkins Creek
Category:
Science & Technology
Release Date:
2018-09-11
EAN:
9781629795560
ISBN:
1629795569
Author:
Mary Morton Cowan
Publisher:
Calkins Creek
Publication Date:
2018-09-11
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Size:
0.8 x 10.31 x 8.38 inches
Package Weight:
2.21 pounds
Package Size:
8.43 x 0.94 x 10.24 inches

 


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