Denali National Park and Preserve: Adventure, Explore, Discover

Denali National Park and Preserve: Adventure, Explore, Discover

by David Aretha
     
 

Denali is both the name of the national park and preserve, as well as the highest mountain in the park. Denali, the mountain, is also known as Mount McKinley, named after a former U.S. president. People travel from all over the world to try to climb Denali, and there are many more reasons to visit Denali National Park and Preserve. Backpack over the scenic terrain,

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Denali is both the name of the national park and preserve, as well as the highest mountain in the park. Denali, the mountain, is also known as Mount McKinley, named after a former U.S. president. People travel from all over the world to try to climb Denali, and there are many more reasons to visit Denali National Park and Preserve. Backpack over the scenic terrain, or simply enjoy the beautiful vistas from a bus or car. Whatever the reason for your visit, a trip to Denali is sure to inspire.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Tens of millions of years ago, clashing tectonic plates created the 600 mile chain of Alaskan mountains that includes Mt. McKinley or, as it was traditionally and is now again called, Denali. This title in the "America's National Parks" series introduces report writers to the geology and history of this wilderness area and the founding of Denali National Park in 1917. Not till 1794 were Europeans even aware of the spectacular mountain range, further described by prospectors and climbers in the nineteenth century. Beginning in 1913, Charles Sheldon, member of an explorer's club, began his campaign for a national park to preserve wildlife and protect the rugged area from mining and other development. Readers will learn about arctic wildflowers and fauna of the taiga and tundra, including moose, wolves, grizzly bears, and the beautiful Dall sheep. Despite its early isolation (until a railroad and some roads could be built), hiking, camping, and climbing Denali have become more common now; the remote park is purposely underdeveloped, so trips there are very expensive. Photos in this book are better than in others of the series, though the main focus is to direct students to thirty appropriate Internet sites where further exploring can be done (sites are linked to the publisher's website). A good deal of information is included in the reader-friendly text, but writers who have access to a computer will find more spectacular visuals on the National Park Service's official Denali National Park and Preserve website: (http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm). Part of the "MyReportLinks.com Books" series. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598450897
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
America's National Parks Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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