A field guide to the Grand Canyon

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9780688013288: A field guide to the Grand Canyon



* Illustrated with more than 60 full-color illustration plates

* The only field guide of its kind for this popular destination

* Completely updated, compact volume
If you've ever marveled at the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, you've probably thought about taking an up close and personal look at the area, too. Well, now you can! This fully updated edition of our popular field guide is both thorough and easy to use. A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon describes and illustrates the areas plants and animals, and offers fascinating in-depth information on the natural history and geology of this dramatic region.
Whether you're an active explorer or an armchair naturalist, you'll be certain to enjoy this colorful, informative trip through one of the United States' natural treasures. You'll find complete species information (including common and scientific names, notable features, and more) on more than 480 plants and animals is coupled with beautifully illustrated full-page plates for easy reference. Also included is a geologic history of the Canyon with illustrations detailing the formation of one of the world's great natural wonders.

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About the Author:

STEPHEN R. WHITNEY is the author of six books on natural history, including Western Forests (Knopf) and A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon (The Mountaineers Books). He is a former managing editor of the Sierra Club Bulletin, now Sierra, associate editor of The Mother Earth News, and contributing editor of Backpacker magazine. In addition, he was editorial manager of The Mountaineers Books for six years. A resident of Washington State since 1978, he and his wife live alongside a lovely river a few miles outside of Seattle.

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More than 4 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, and all of them should take this book along. By using Whitney's well-organized and easy-to-use field guide, you will come away from this geologic wonder with a fuller appreciation of the complex world you have visited. (Arizona Highways magazine)

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Whitney, Stephen
Verlag: New York Quill (1982)
ISBN 10: 0688013287 ISBN 13: 9780688013288
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Buchbeschreibung New York Quill, 1982. 1. Farbig illustriert original-kartoniert; Gr. 8°; 320 Seiten; durchgehend farbig illustriert. Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englischg 650 gr. Artikel-Nr. 28372

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