National Monuments of the USA (National Parks of the USA) (Hardcover)
*2023 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Nonfiction*
Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the history, architecture, flora, and fauna in some of the most visited National Monuments in the United States, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases the nation’s most historically important and amazing places.
- Marvel at some of the world’s most famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty.
- Discover lesser-known but just as breathtaking sites such as the Aniakchak volcano caldera.
- Read about geological wonders like the John Day Fossil Beds.
- Learn about places of solemn historical significance, such as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.
Divided into eight chapters covering the breadth of the US, pictographic maps locate each of the monuments explored, while double-page, poster-worthy scenes convey the beauty of the areas featured.
Monuments covered include Statue of Liberty, Stonewall, Katahdin, the National Mall, Forts of the East, Jewel Cave, Pipestone, Pullman, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Chiricahua National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Rainbow Bridge, the Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Colorado National Monument, the Devil’s Tower, Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge, Tule Lake, Mount St. Helens, John Day Fossil Beds, Admiralty Island, the Misty Fjords, Aniakchak, Papahānaumokuākea, Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll, and more!
Spot artworks and captions give important historical context for the memorial sites, as well as scientific information about the animals and plants found in the precious natural habitats.
The perfect armchair escapism for adventure-hungry kids, readers will marvel at the fantastic sights to be seen throughout the United States of America.
Brimming with facts, activities, and beautiful illustrations, the National Parks of the USA series of books immerses young people in the wonders of America’s outdoors. Learn about the wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, and rare plants that inhabit these precious outdoor spaces. Celebrate these beautiful and rare locations, and be awed by the diversity and grandeur of the national parks’ living landscapes.
Also in the series: National Parks of the USA and National Parks of the USA Postcards.
Cameron Walker is a writer based on California's Central Coast. She work on features and essays (and some fiction on the side), with a focus on science, nature, and curiosities in and around the Pacific. Cameron's work has won awards from the American Society of Journalists & Authors, and from the American Institute of Physics. In 2019, she won the Tamaqua Award from Hidden River Arts Press for her essay collection, Points of Light. Cameron is a part of Scilance, a group of science writers who have been together since 2005. She also writes regularly for the science blog The Last Word On Nothing.
Chris Turnham is an illustrator and printmaker based in Los Angeles. He's worked as an artist in both feature and television animation and has contributed illustrations to publications and children's books.
"A glorious monument to the national monuments."—Kirkus Reviews