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Corey, Shana.
THE SECRET SUBWAY
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN
0375870717

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Who knew the first New York subway was designed and built by Alfred Ely Beach? In the 1860s we're introduced to a filthy New York City, filled with garbage in the street. After much THINKING and planning Alfred Ely Beach came up with the idea of an underground train run by pneumatic power to move people through the city comfortably. After inventing the concept of using a large fan to power a train, his genius idea became a reality and amazed the public! Check out the multi-media illustrations of clay figures, making this true story come alive.  (annotated by Martha Lambertsen  Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018 )

SUBJECTS:     Beach, Alfred E. (Alfred Ely), 1826-1896.
                        New York (N.Y.)
                        Subways.


 
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