The Book of the National Parks

The Book of the National Parks

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"[...]open and chips the surface. The rains of spring and summer wash the chippings and other debris into rivulets, which carry them into mountain torrents, which rush them into rivers, which sweep them into oceans, which deposit them for the upbuilding of the bottoms. Always the level! Thousands of square miles of California were built up from ocean's bottom with sediments chiselled from the mountains of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, and swept seaward through the Grand Canyon. These mills grind without rest or pause. The atmosphere gathers the moisture from the sea, the winds roll it in clouds to the land, the mountains catch[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 381g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507718144
  • 9781507718148

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