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Author Hoff, Emily, 1986- author.
Title Scenic science of the national parks : an explorer's guide to wildlife, geology, and botany / Emily Hoff & Maygen Keller ; illustrations by Jillian Barthold.
Pub Info California : Ten Speed Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Truro-Childrens Coll.  J 917.3 HOF     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J 917.3 Hoff     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript 345 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Pacific Northwest -- California -- Intermountain West -- Midwest -- East -- Islands -- Alaska.
Summary "Discover a fresh perspective on America's National Parks in a stunning illustrated guide featuring fascinating science, fun trivia, and helpful insider travel tips for all sixty parks. What caused the stone arches in Arches National Park? Why are Yellowstone's geothermal pools such wild colors? How did the Badlands get their name? America's sixty National Parks are some of the most beautiful unique, and biodiverse places on earth, and are visited by millions annually. Home to some of our most treasured species of animals and plants, as well as some of the most striking geological features--like mountains, rock arches, caves, volcanoes, and geysers--the parks are also scientific playgrounds, where visitors can learn about botany, geology, and wildlife first hand. Scenic Science of the National Parks curates and breaks down the most compelling natural science highlights of each park, from volcanic activity, glaciers, and coral reefs to ancient redwood groves, herds of bison, giant bats, and beyond. Highlighting information on the history and notable features of each park, as well as cool insider travel tips vetted by National Park Service park rangers, this book makes a fun addition to any park lover's book collection"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject National parks and reserves -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Natural history -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Animals -- United States -- Identification.
Geology -- United States -- Guidebooks.
Botany -- United States -- Guidebooks.
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences.
TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds.
TRAVEL / United States.
Genre Guidebooks.
Add Author Keller, Maygen, 1986- author.
Barthold, Jillian, illustrator.
ISBN 9781984856302 (trade paperback)
1984856308 (trade paperback)
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