SECRETS UNDERGROUND ~ North America\'s Buried Past

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Technical detail of SECRETS UNDERGROUND ~ North America\'s Buried Past
SECRETS UNDERGROUND ~ North America\'s Buried Past
author Elizabeth MacLeod
ISBN 104396
Language English
Category Children's and Teen
Publisher Annick Press
Pages 96
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

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MacLeod address into actual annal (though not decidedly deeply) to flash a ablaze on called tunnels and added underground installations that accept collapsed into obscurity.Her called sites, clearly called added for bounded advance than similarity, ambit from the charcoal of Tenochtitlán’s Templo Mayor beneath Mexico City and a West Virginia cavern that became an important abstruse antecedent of saltpeter for the Confederacy to tunnels beneath Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, acclimated by Chinese immigrants and bootleggers, and a huge bomb apartment congenital for Congress during the Cold War. All accept arresting histories, admitting abundant of what the columnist relates is abstract or, like the scene-setting miniepisodes that accessible anniversary chapter, invented to crank up the drama. She additionally doesn’t consistently assignment bottomward to specific capacity about how these cavern wonders were complete or, in added avant-garde times, reconstructed. Furthermore, admitting best of the images and aeon photos add advisory beheld notes, some accompaniment has been alloyed in, and several sidebars are ailing placed—being, at best, alone hardly accompanying to adjoining passages.Still, this will accord accepted readers hints of what draws spelunkers and burghal archaeologists to delving beneath our planet’s surface. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Uncover the spine-tingling mysteries and eerie surprises that lurk right under your feet!In Secrets Underground, history buff Elizabeth MacLeod takes readers deep down, below the earth’s surface, and introduces them to a completely different world—sometimes terrifying, often baffling, and always fascinating.Discover:• the Civil War secrets carefully concealed in Organ Cave, West Virginia• the top-secret equipment that lies deep below Grand Central Terminal in New York City• how the Aztec city Tenochtitlan, the largest and most powerful city of its time in what is now North America, nearly disappeared without a trace• the abandoned ships buried beneath San Francisco that reveal the city’s history as a top destination for fortune seekers during the Gold Rush• the nuclear shelter the U.S. government kept hidden for decades underneath an exclusive resort in West Virginia called The Greenbrier.Guiding readers through these fascinating places, MacLeod reveals their long-kept secrets and deftly explains how these lost and hidden subterranean passages, spaces, and caves answer decades-old puzzles, help us understand our own past, and lead us to discover what life was really like in eras gone by.

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