There's a lot to see and do in panama, and the panama canal is easily the most popular tourist attraction in panama a great water tollway, often called the big ditch, links the atlantic and pacific oceans it weaves across a strip of tropical land where the isthmus of panama narrows in the shape of a long.
The canal's creation is often seen as an example of us triumphalism, but noel maurer and carlos yu reveal a more complex story examining the canal's influence on panama, the united states, and the world, the big ditch deftly chronicles the economic and political history of the canal, from spain's earliest proposals in.
I would argue that one of the best exam- ples of this new geological era is the project that led to “a land divided, the world united”—the panama canal it is the economic history of this project that noel maurer and carlos yu docu- ment in their book the big ditch: how america took, built, ran, and ultimately gave away.
A land divided - a world united - the panama canal (history, panama cruises through the canal) panama canal - princess cruises the panama canal has been called “the big ditch”, “the bridge between two continents” and “the greatest shortcut in the world” one look at the immensity of the panama canal, and you. Examining the canal's influence on panama, the united states, and the world, the big ditch deftly chronicles the economic and political history of the the authors show that the canal produced great economic dividends for the first quarter-century following its opening, despite massive cost overruns and.