The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in America and a testament to the power of nature. At its bottom, the Colorado River weaves its way through Arizona. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep. Native Americans have inhabited the walls of the canyon and the area around it for thousands of years, making it a location rich in human history as well as geological history.
All About the Grand Canyon is a young reader’s book where the author lays out the history of the Grand Canyon in its many facets. He includes geological and volcanic history, ecological history, human history, and its history as an attraction. By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the mile-deep canyon weaving its way through the Southwest.
About the Author
Don Lago is an award-winning writer who has published more than fifty nature and astronomy essays in national magazines and literary journals. He is the author of ten books, including most recently Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
From A-Z Here are some of the things you’ll read about in All About the Grand Canyon: Age of rocks, animal poop, animal tracks, Arizona, , bighorn sheep, biodiversity, birds, black bears, Bright Angel Lodge, Bright Angel Shale, Bright Angel Trail, California Condor, camping, Cliff Palace, Colorado River, cottonwood trees, coyotes, Crystal Rapid, dangerous animals, Desert View Watchtower, elk, Fred Harvey Company, Glen Canyon Dam, gold, Grand Canyon geology and ecology, Grand Canyon Pink Rattlesnake, Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Village, Granite Rapid, gray foxes, Hance Rapid, Harvey Girls, Havasu Canyon, Havasu Falls, Havasupai, Hermit Rapid, Hermits Rest, Havasu Canyon, hiking, hiking gear, Hopi, Hopi House, Hualapai, Hualapai Indian Reservation, Indian Garden, Junior Rangers, Lava Falls, layers of rocks, Lees Ferry, limestone, lizards, Lookout Studio, Mesa Verde National Park, minerals, mining, modern rafting, mountain lions, mountains, mule deer, mules, Native Americans, Navajos, North Rim, Painted Desert, Paiutes, park rangers, Phantom Ranch, pictographs, pinyon pine trees, pioneers, Powell – John Wesley preserving the view, Puebloans, pueblos, rafting, rapids, Roosevelt-Theodore, Santa Fe Railway, South Rim, Spanish conquistadors, squirrels, stagecoaches, stargazing, tarantulas, tectonic plates, temperatures in the Grand Canyon, timelines, trees, Tusayan Ruin, US Geological Survey, Vasey’s Paradise, views, villages, Visitor Center, volcanoes, Walhalla Glades ruin, waterfalls, world timeline, Zunis
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