Macaulay, David

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

(1) 4-6 Through scrupulously researched and scaffolded chapters, Macaulay traces the steam engine's development, beginning in the eighteenth century and ending with his own mid-twentieth-century immigration story. After nearly two hundred years of engineering innovation, readers learn about the record-breaking superliner SS United States that would eventually transport a young Macaulay from England to America in 1957. Expository text and technical illustrations effectively convey the ship's construction and functionality. An afterword and photographs are appended. Reading list, timeline.


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