Earth's Incredible Places: Grand Canyon (Hardcover)

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Earth's Incredible Places: Grand Canyon (Hardcover)

By Susan Lamb, Sean Lewis (Illustrator)


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A captivating, illustrated introduction to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon National Park.

Stretching across a rocky plateau in America, carved deep into the rocks by the rushing Colorado River, lies the Grand Canyon. Its bands of rock tell us about millions of years of our planet’s history and the indigenous Hopi, Havasupai, and Navajo tribes amongst others that have ties to the land. Today at least five million people visit Grand Canyon National Park every year.

This stunning illustrated guide is packed with incredible facts about this natural wonders' wildlife, people, geography, and history. The Grand Canyon has captured humankind’s imagination since the Ice Age. Now it is your turn to explore!
Susan Lamb has authored thirty books and numerous articles and essays exploring the relationships between the natural world and the human spirit, especially in the traditional cultures of the American Southwest and Europe. Born in California, she moved often with her restless family, residing briefly in Kodiak, Alaska, and Wiesbaden, Germany, as well in several towns and cities in California. Lamb received her MA in Aegean and Anatolian Prehistory (Classics) from the University of Bristol, UK. She served with the National Park Service for seven years, the last four as Desert View District Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, and led study tours to natural areas in the American West for the Smithsonian National Associates Program and other clients. She lives outside Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband, photographer Tom Bean.

Sean Lewis was born in Toronto (Tkaronto), the ancestral and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaune, the Anishnabe and the Huron-Wendat. He received a Bachelor of Design from OCADU and his thesis earned a gold medal in 2011. He has worked in film as a concept artist/matte painter, a sessional instructor at OCADU and a freelance illustrator commissioned by clients such as The BBC, Aquila Magazine and The Walrus. In 2021 he illustrated an Annie Award nominated music video for Fleet Foxes. His first picture book, published by A24 will be released in Fall 2022.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838741600
ISBN-10: 1838741607
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Earth's Incredible Places
An introduction to multiple aspects of the park, from foundational rock to overarching sky […] History, biology, botany, ecology, geology, and human appreciation for beauty, security, and adventure—it’s all here; readers will want to snap up this one. A fact-filled tribute to this national natural treasure. 

- Kirkus Reviews