Glacier National Park: Adventure, Explore, Discover

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Thousands of years ago, glaciers of the last ice age carved the majestic terrain that became Glacier National Park. Once home to the Blackfeet American Indians, the park is now home to hundreds of species of animals and over a thousand plant species. Find out how to best visit the park depending on whether you are hiking, camping, or just driving through. Enjoy the geology and geography of the park before it changes too much. The glaciers for which the park is named are on ...

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Overview

Thousands of years ago, glaciers of the last ice age carved the majestic terrain that became Glacier National Park. Once home to the Blackfeet American Indians, the park is now home to hundreds of species of animals and over a thousand plant species. Find out how to best visit the park depending on whether you are hiking, camping, or just driving through. Enjoy the geology and geography of the park before it changes too much. The glaciers for which the park is named are on course to melt by 2030.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Lehmann
Glacier National Park is one of the more isolated national parks; however, it welcomes close to two million visitors every year. This text and its accompanying pictures make it easy to understand why. Going-to-the-Sun Road crosses the park from east to west and reaches more than 6,600 feet into the air, with breathtaking views of the barefaced mountains. The beautiful lakes and falls, and the interesting animals and plants found in the park, are described in detail. The history of the area is traced from its geological beginnings, to the habitation of the Blackfeet and rival tribes, to its life as a national park. The "America's National Parks" series is a part of the imprint MyReportLinks.com Books, and this title is clearly geared toward report writing. Some information is repeated in several chapters and it reads more like a reference book than creative nonfiction. A glossary is provided in the back, but some marking of the defined words in the text itself would have been helpful. Many websites are included within the chapters, with screenshots and annotations describing content and value. These inclusions help make the text high interest, and MyReportLinks.com keeps this information updated on their website. The design of the book, modeling familiar computer images, may find itself outdated quickly. Reviewer: Jennifer Lehmann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598450880
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: America's National Parks Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

About MyReportLinks.com Books 4

Map of Glacier National Park 5

Glacier National Park Facts 6

1 Driving to Paradise 8

2 A Billion Years of History 16

3 Glacier's First Century 38

4 Full of Life 56

5 Threats to the Park 76

6 Exploring Glacier 92

Report Links 118

Glossary 120

Chapter Notes 122

Further Reading 125

Index 126

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