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“The Northwest Passage: Myth, Environment, and Resources" was created by Elena Baldassarri (2017) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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Introduction

Introduction

A mere dream for centuries, the Northwest Passage has now become a place and a topic where scientific and traditional knowledge intersect. This is the introductory chapter of "The Northwest Passage: Myth, Environment, and Resources"—a virtual exhibition written by historian Elena Baldassarri.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal opens for shipping on 15 August 1914. This 77.1 kilometer canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean across the Isthmus of Panama. It eliminates the need for ships to make a long and hazardous detour around Cape Horn and provides a much faster and safer route between the two oceans.

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Autobahn Construction During the Nazi Regime

The Nazi regime embraces the construction of the Autobahn highway system. Although some of the initiatives appear to consider the environment, aesthetics are the primary motive—not conservation.

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