Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

by Nate Frisch
     
 

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The United States is defined in part by its majestic wild places, and the preservation of these landscapes ensures that it will always be so. The geysers of Yellowstone, waterfalls of Yosemite, and natural wonders of four other great American national parks are beautifully captured in Preserving America. Surveying the full history and development of each park

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The United States is defined in part by its majestic wild places, and the preservation of these landscapes ensures that it will always be so. The geysers of Yellowstone, waterfalls of Yosemite, and natural wonders of four other great American national parks are beautifully captured in Preserving America. Surveying the full history and development of each park, and featuring notes offering tips and itineraries for visitors, these gorgeously illustrated titles transport readers to the most magnificent wilderness areas America has to offer.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
As a part of the “Preserving America” series, readers are given insight into this most unusual park. Death Valley National Park is located in both California and Nevada. It became part of the park system in1994. Though probably most well known for being the location of Badwater Basin (282 feet below sea level), the lowest point in North America, the park offers many other varied sights and experiences. There are salt flats; mountains, dunes; remnants of mining operations; hiking trails; a museum and numerous forms of both plant and animal life within its borders. Surprisingly, humans have lived and worked here for almost ten thousand years. Mining for borax began in the nineteenth century and continued until the last mine closed in 2005. With clear prose and stunning photographs youngsters and their parents will find this volume useful for learning about the site’s history; geography; conservation and for planning a possible visit to the park. It is also an excellent resource for reports and as a tool for teaching about our national parks. Included are a bibliography; web sites; glossary; index and additional notes that further expand on topics covered in the main sections. Definitely add this to the first purchase list. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 10 up.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–7—This series delivers the next best thing to traveling to the national parks in person. Informative and visually stunning, each title provides a level of access report writers will appreciate. Features covered include each park's history, geography, animal life, recreational activities, and conservation efforts. The writing is direct and illustrative: "Yosemite is characterized by sky-piercing mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls." Illustrations consist of archival and present-day photos, drawings, and maps. The many color photographs are of exceptionally fine quality, giving the images an almost stereoscopic quality. First-rate all around.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898128772
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Preserving America Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
604,332
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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