Crossing The Gotthard: The Longest Tunnel In The World

Crossing the Gotthard PassGotthard Pass in Switzerland is the most important connection between northern and southern Europe. This book covers the history of the longest tunnel in the world from the early difficult crossings on foot in medieval times, through stagecoach days, and right up to modern automobiles and high-speed trains. The intricate, colorful drawings and maps by scientific illustrator Rogenmoser magnificently expand the text. A fascinating page at the end of the book compares travel times from 3 days in 1236 to 2 hours in 2020.   mjw
Title: Crossing the Gotthard: The Longest Tunnel In The World
Author: Yvonne Rogenmoser
Illustrator
: Yvonne Rogenmoser
Publisher
: NorthSouth Books, Inc.  New York
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: German
Translator
: David Henry Wilson
Original Title
: Uber den Gotthard
Original Publisher
: NordSud Verlag AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Original Copyright
: 2016
ISBN
: 978-0-7358-4257-1
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-10
Genre
: Picture Book, Nonfiction, Information Book
Book setting
: Switzerland
Author’s ethnicity
: Swiss
Author’s residence
: Zürich and Versam, Switzerland
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Swiss
Illustrator’s residence
: Zürich and Versam, Switzerland
Subjects
: Engineering, Railway tunnels, Transportation, Tunnels

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