Scenic Wonders of America Author:Reader's Digest Reading Science Wonders of America is like having at hand your own personal staff of experts- a naturalist, a geologist, a historian, even a travel agent- to provide you with a panoramic view of America and help you make the most of your precious vacation time. The editors of the Reader's Digest have chosen the 50 most outstanding natural sceni... more »c places in America, from the rugged granite headlands of Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine to the wolf-haunted woods of Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota and the vivid barrens of Arizona's Painted Desert.
Each of these 50 wonders is described in lively, readable style, in essays packed with useful, authoritative information. You will become aquainted with the creatures of the Everglades, the Rocky Mountains and many other wilderness areas. Geology will come alive for you, in paintings and drawings that show you how Niagra was formed or how Mammoth Cave is still growing.
These 576 pages are magnificently illustrated with more than 400 full-color photographs, including many extraordinary two-page spreads. Photographs were chosen both for their beauty and their educational value. The aim throughout the book has been to lead you toward a fuller appreciation of our national wonders. You will see, for example, the full sweep of Niagra in an extraordinary aeriel photograph, and, through close-up shots, share the feelings of visitors who approach the thunder and drenching spray of the falls in the boat Maid of the Mist.« less