* "A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators."—School Library Journal, starred review
America’s national parks have been called the country’s “best idea,” and some of the best scientific ideas are happening inside these protected spaces. There are geysers and grizzlies in Yellowstone, Gila monsters and saguaro cacti in southern Arizona, and the world’s only known population of red-cheeked salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains. And in some parks you can roll up your sleeves and actively participate as a citizen scientist. There is much to see, do and learn, right here in America’s own backyard!
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson is the author of dozens of books for kids and teachers about space, weather, nature, and other science and social studies topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for twenty-five years. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. www.tomuphoto.com