The Panama Canal links the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean in Central America, creating a valuable route for international shipping. Engineering the Panama Canal discusses the history of attempts to dig the canal, the engineers who worked to make the difficult project a reality, and the modern improvements that have made the canal more useful than ever. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.