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The Panama Canal: 100 Years

The Panama Canal: 100 YearsOn August 15, 1914, the SS Ancon became the first vessel to make the ocean-to-ocean passage through the Panama Canal. Over the next hundred years, more than a million ships would cross the man-made channel, carrying commerce and culture to far-flung places and uniting disparate nations into a global community. To mark the 100th anniversary
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Parma

ParmaKindly contributed by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, an ardent Midwesterner transplanted to Italy where she has lived for decades. The author returns to her “Rome Years” in The Other Side of the Tiber, a soulful meditation on the Eternal City and other Italian cities that seeped into her sense of self, long before she permanently settled in Parma.
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Great Maps

Great MapsIn celebration of DK Publishing’s 40 years, we’re featuring Great Maps (MAP41, $25.00), a collaboration between DK and Smithsonian showcasing gorgeous maps across time and topography. Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve
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