Canyonlands - The Story Behind the Scenery
by David W. Johnson
Imagine an arid land of colored rock; a land of cliffs, canyons, arches, spires and mesas carved by water and time; a land of grand vistas and narrow rocky crevices; a wild land visited by people for millennia--Canyonlands.
The Colorado Plateau is a rugged land, a land of contrasts--unbroken expanses of rock, towering monoliths, great rivers, scorching canyon bottoms and icy mountain peaks. At the heart of the Plateau is a mile-high maze of canyons, mesas and spires carved by the Green and Colorado rivers--Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Canyonlands, the Story Behind the Scenery, escorts the reader through this high-desert land of rock as far as the eye can see and opens eyes to a close look at the life that thrives and has thrived for eons. Natural and human history is sensitively examined and explained, as is the remarkable geology of this awe inspiring region. Add it to your shopping cart now.
9x12, Paperback, 48 pages, 66 color photos & 2 maps