|Grand Teton: Children of the Rockies
George B. Robinson
64 pages. Oversized 10”x13”
This stunningly beautiful, oversized book is lavishly illustrated with breathtaking color imagery by America’s leading landscape photographers. In addition to the stunning photography, the book also includes detailed maps of the park and region and insightful, heartfelt narratives detailing the park’s natural and human histories.
Grand Teton National Park is small, yet it contains all of the classic elements associated with national parks of the West: mountains, abundant and diverse wildlife, pristine streams, rivers and glacial lakes, and different plant communities associated with changing elevations and microclimates. The spectacular vertical rise of the Tetons forms an abrupt contrast with the nearly flat sage-covered valley more than 7,000 feet below. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and are high enough to support as many as 12 glaciers. Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway total 333,700 acres within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, more than 28,000 square miles of one of the few remaining, nearly intact, temperate zone ecosystems on the planet. Elevations range from 6,400 feet on the valley floor to 13,700 feet on the windswept granite summit of Grand Teton.
—From “Grand Teton: Children of the Rockies” by George B. Robinson
Grand Teton: Children of the Rockies
This book was a great buy. We bought it right after our trip and we just love it. It currently sits out on our coffee table to show company when they come over. The book includes a map of the area, a geologic story, the changes in the seasons, animals, and great photos. I personally am I fan of the photos because it shows what we saw at the park. My husband loves the information because he loves fun facts. It really depends on what you prefer, but I feel like there are equal parts of information and photos.BookLover
Submit your review