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Title:
America's national parks : the spectacular forces that shaped our treasured lands
Author:
Schullery, Paul.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : D.K. Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
405 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Tehabi book."

"Discovery Channel."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789480163
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From stunning mountain ranges to arid expanses of desert, America has been blessed with an incredibly diverse land -- and the vision to protect it for our future generations to enjoy. These lands are ours to view, wander, learn from, and revel in. America's National Parks captures all that is great about all fifty-six parks in the national park system. It also gives interesting, easy-to-understand background on the geological and ecological forces that continue to make each national park so worthy of protection. Nature lovers will be captivated by gorgeous photos of landforms, flora, and fauna. Families will appreciate the information that is sure to enhance vacations at the parks. And visitors to any of the country's national parks will forever treasure this book as a memento of past visits and an inspiration for future ones. Unlike any other book published on national parks, America's National Parks is a must-have for anyone who relishes America's natural wonders and wants to learn more about the powerful forces that created them.


Author Notes

Paul Schullery has held a variety of positions with the National Park Service and has written or edited over a dozen books on national parks. Praised for his witty, lyrical style as well as his well-researched, erudite observations, Schullery has been published in a wide variety of technical and popular publications, including BioScience, Park Sciences, National Parks, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and the New York Times. He lives and works in Yellowstone National Park.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Our Treasured Lands Volcanic and Geothermal Forces
The Roiling Land The Power of Mountain Building
The Broken Crust Waves, Caves, and Currents Water Designing Lands
The Carving Power of Glaciers Ice Sculpting Stone Wind and Water Erosion
The Patient Power The Effect of Extreme Climates Weather Shaping Life
Appendix
Glossary
Contacting the Parks
Index
Photo Credits