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Grand Canyon : a history of a natural wonder and national park

Author: Don Lago
Publisher: Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, 2015.
Series: America's national parks
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Grand Canyon has long inspired deep emotions and responses. Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park is a mixture of great storytelling, unlikely characters, and important  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lago, Don, 1956-
Grand Canyon.
Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015014444
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Lago
ISBN: 9780874179910 0874179912
OCLC Number: 928668258
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: reverence and conquest --
Geology: the land writes the human stories --
Native Americans: the canyon as home --
Explorers: the great unknown --
Exploiters: the wild west canyon --
Conservation: "Leave it as it is." --
Culture: pioneers of perception --
National park: if you build it --
Architecture: buildings grown by the canyon itself --
The environmental era: seeing nature from the inside --
Adventure: the Mount Everest of river trips --
Conclusion: the land was ours before we were the land's.
Series Title: America's national parks
Responsibility: Don Lago.

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