Take a tour of America's great outdoors with this book that goes wild for the flaura, fauna and epic landscapes of its magestic National Parks.
Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks.
*A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)*
Packed with maps and fascinatingfacts about the flora and faunaunique to each of the21 parks portrayed, thislushly illustratedcoast-to-coast journey documentsin large formatthe nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Explore Florida's river-lacedEverglades, travel down the white water rapids of theGrand Canyon, trek across the deserts ofDeath Valley, and scale the soaring summits of theRocky Mountainswith this book thatbrings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.
Divided by region (East, Central, Rocky Mountains, West, Tropics, and Alaska), a pictographic map at the start of each section shows the locations of the parks to be covered.Each park is introduced by a stunning, poster-worthy illustration of one of its scenesand a summary of its makeup, followed byindividual illustrations of the animals and plants that make their homes there.
Captions providecaptivating information about the wildlife. Did you know that Everglades National Park is home to marsh rabbits who paddle through its swamps searching for herbs, flowers, and other plants to nibble on? Or that the pronghorn antelope of Badlands National Park are the continent’s fastest land animals, sprinting up to 60 miles per hour to escape predators like bobcats and coyotes?