The Path Between the Seas: the Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, by David McCullough, New York, 1978

Rails across Panama: the Story of the Building of the Panama Railroad, 1849-1855 by Joseph L. Schott, Indianapolis, 1967

Panama Canal Bride: a Story of Construction Days, by Elizabeth Kittredge Parker, New York, about 1955

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs, Ulrich Keller, ed., New York, 1984

Portrait of the Panama Canal by William Friar, Portland, Oregon, 1996

For younger readers
The Panama Canal, by Elizabeth Mann, New York, 1998.

Panama Canal on the Internet
Panama Canal Commission