Learn all about one of the Seven Wonders of the World with Where Are the Grand Canyons?. Filled with fun facts about this national park, children will discover interesting facts about the formation of the canyon, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife inhabit the canyons now! Part of the Where Is series. Timeline included in the back of the book. 108 pages, softcover. Ages 8-12 / Grades 3-7.
There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting with a brief overview of how national parks came into being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it formed, which early native people lived there, and what varied wildlife can be found there now. A history of the canyon's end-to-end exploration in the late 1860s and how the Grand Canyon became such a popular vacation spot (5 million tourists visit every year) round out this informative, easy-to-read account.
Jim O'Connor is the author of What Was Pompeii?, What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?, and Who Is Bob Dylan?