The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in America and a testament to the power of nature. At its bottom, the Colorado River weaves its way through Arizona. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep. Native Americans have inhabited the walls of the canyon and the area around it for thousands of years, making it a location rich in human history as well as geological history.
In All About the Grand Canyon the author lays out the history of the Grand Canyon in its many facets. In this young readers’s book, he includes geological and volcanic history, ecological history, human history, and its history as an attraction. By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the mile-deep canyon weaving its way through the Southwest.
About the Author
Don Lago is an award-winning writer who has published more than fifty nature and astronomy essays in national magazines and literary journals. He is the author of ten books, including most recently Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.