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

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

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. Author-illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the history that culminated in the building of the most advanced?and last?of the Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. B...

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Title:Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World
Author:David Macaulay
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1596434775
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

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

  • Scott Loftesness
    May 26, 2019
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  • Emily
    Jun 13, 2019
    Pretty much all of the technical part of this book (in other words, most of it), about how steam engines and turbines work glided painlessly over my head. But I loved the framing story, and I really, really love ocean liners. Why? They're just neat, and really big. I enjoyed learning a...
  • Peg
    Jun 17, 2019
    Macaulay weaves his own story into this book, scattered between all the fantastic drawings and technological explanations one expects in his books. He traces the development of the steam engine through the building and sailing of the United States, the ship on which Macaulay and his fa...
  • Kaethe Douglas
    Jun 02, 2019
    I'm not finished yet, but this is awesome! It starts with the Macaulay family preparing to emigrate to the US from the UK in the 50s. Then we go back to the difficulty of pumping out mines and follow the development of the steam engine and the incremental improvements to the technology...
  • Jen
    Jun 19, 2019
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  • Julie Williams
    May 26, 2019
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  • Shauna Yusko
    Jun 30, 2019
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  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 28, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus This was very lovely, and while I am personally enthralled by steam ships and transatlantic crossings, I just don't see this ever being checked out. Macaulay's Motel of the Mysteries (1979) is still one of my all time favorites, but it never circulates. A m...
  • Jessica
    Jul 17, 2019
    An excellent history and homage to the grand old lady of the seas, the ?United States?. The additional detailed look at the early history of steamships is also highly informative. Once the ?United States? opens as a hotel/museum I know where I?ll be spending my next vacation....
  • Gretchen
    Jun 18, 2019
    I love how this book must have begun for David Macaulay. When he was young, his mother, his brother and he rode on the ship the United States. It was a steamship that became one of the fastest of its time. Starts by telling us that he is going on the voyage and then heads back in time ...
  • Lynne Marie
    Jun 16, 2019
    So much effort went into this book in both text and art. ...
  • PWRL
    Jun 17, 2019
    SM ...
  • Audrey
    Jun 30, 2019
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  • Jan
    Jul 01, 2019
    Amazing coverage of steamship history anchored in personal histories. Should be short - listed for the caldecott!! ...
  • Melissa
    Jun 25, 2019
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  • KC
    May 27, 2019
    A detailed look at how steam engines are made and their use. ...
  • Andrea Labonte
    Aug 18, 2019
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  • Richard
    May 30, 2019
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  • Debbie
    Jul 18, 2019
    David Macaulay does it again - a fabulous book on a very complicated piece of mechanical wonder. This book deserves an award! Macaulay has a way of not only illustrating his work (one can see the years of architectural study in his drawings) but also writing in such a way that a 5th gr...
  • Carl Sanders
    Aug 23, 2019
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  • Leaves L
    Jul 04, 2019
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  • Melissa Cheresnick
    Jul 08, 2019
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  • Pat
    Aug 10, 2019
    David Macaulay, author and illustrator of Pyramid and The Way Things Work, has written a combination autobiographical work about his immigration to the US from Britain in 1957 at the age of 10 and his examination of the steamship, the SS United States, that he traveled on to America....
  • Susanne
    Jul 29, 2019
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  • Carol
    Jun 26, 2019
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  • Nick Van
    May 12, 2019
    A lovely book, informative as every Macaulay book, with a touch of his own personal story. A worthy addition to his collection of works. ...
  • Dave
    May 22, 2019
    A great, short book about the development of steamships and, specifically, the building of the S.S. United States, upon which the author (David Macaulay) sailed as a young boy as an emigrant from Great Britain to the U.S. Excellent hand-drawn illustrations by the author. ...
  • Mary Hollowell
    Jul 17, 2019
    David Macaulay's new children's book CROSSING ON TIME is best for its autobiographic sections. It also shows the details of a 20th Century transatlantic cruise ship, from top to bottom, and it is drawn in his characteristic pen & ink and watercolor wash. The multiple perspectives a...
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    May 18, 2019
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  • Susan
    May 16, 2019
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