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America's Wonderlands: The Scenic National Parks and Monuments of the United States
America's Wonderlands The Scenic National Parks and Monuments of the United States Author:National Geographic Society Come, use and enjoy your national parks - that is the theme of this book. It beckons you to the open road, to unspoiled regions rich in wildlife. Through its 552 pages you travel by jeep among the astounding rock formations of recently created Canyonlands National Park in Utah. You bask amid sandy splendors of five new seashores on the Pacific, ... more »Atlantic, and Gulf coasts. You journey from cool forests to shimmering desert. You enter caves that seem to flicker with Stone Age cooking fires.
You will see the rainbow gleam of petrified wood, and read the biography of Grand Canyon - a billion and a half years preserved in stone!
Here are adventure stories for many an evening's enjoyment. A veteran of the white water takes you down the rapids of Dinosaur National Monument. A skilled mountaineer boosts the armchair climber to a breathless panorama of the Tetons. An archeologist shares his treasure hunt among artifacts of Mesa Verde cliff dwellers.
[With map pocket and map attached to back cover.]« less