Arizona and the Grand Canyon

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Insight Guide Arizona and the Grand Canyon is an essential guide to one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. It includes advice on how and when to visit the Grand Canyon, as well as what other sights are worth visiting in the region.
Our inspirational Best of Arizona section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Our selective listings for ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Arizona and the Grand Canyon is an essential guide to one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. It includes advice on how and when to visit the Grand Canyon, as well as what other sights are worth visiting in the region.
Our inspirational Best of Arizona section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Our selective listings for hotel and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our local authors and direct visitors to authentic establishments with local character.
Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into natural wonders, such as the ecology of the Grand Canyon and the region’s birdlife, as well attractions such as The Heard Museum in Phoenix and Arizona wineries.
Twice as long as the only other full-color competitor, Insight Guide Arizona and the Grand Canyon is packed with fascinating information on this spectacular region, accompanied by stunning photography.
A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the villages, towns and cities of the Copper State, from the vast expanses of its national parks to the eery emptiness of its former mining towns.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050515
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 573,123
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicky Leach is an award-winning travel writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a long-time Insight Guide contributor whose work appears in Insight Guides to New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Florida, and numerous other destinations.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Best of Arizona
The Grand Canyon State
The Cultural Landscape

History
Decisive Dates
Native Heritage
The Spanish Era
Cowboys, Indians and Miners
Birth and Rebirth

Features
The Naked Earth
Desert Life
Outdoor Adventure
Exploring Ancient Arizona
Ghost Towns
The Arizona Cowboy
A Mountain in Reverse
The Heard Museum
Bird-watching
Wine Country

Places
Introduction
NORTHERN ARIZONA
Grand Canyon National Park
Colorada River Rafting
Flagstaff and Environs
Page and the Arizona Strip
Navajo and Hope Reservations
CENTRAL ARIZONA
Arizona’s West Coast
Phoenix and Environs
Sedona and the Verde Valley
Mogollon Rim and Tonto Basin
White Mountains and East Central Arizona
SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Tucson and Environs
Border Country

Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION
ACCOMMODATION
ACTIVITIES
SHOPPING
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
FURTHER READING
 

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