Friday, February 27, 2009

This Day In History: The Great Outdoors

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the opening of Grand Canyon National Park in 1919. There are nearly 400 national parks, all of which are cared for by the U.S. National Park Service. These beautiful parks not only host natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, they are often sites of historic value, like Gettysburg, site of the Civil War battle. National parks are also important because they preserve and protect land in its natural state, and are host to hundreds of plant and animal species that are kept safe from development.

Stop by the NCC Libraries to stock up on resources related to the Grand Canyon and other national parks:

Great Lodges of the National Parks
by Christine Barnes
NA 7840 .B368 2008 New Books section

Dam! : Water, Power, Politics and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park
by John W. Simpson
TD 225 .S25 S715 2005 Stacks

Frommer's National Parks of the American West
by Don Laine
E-BOOK (Online)

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States
by the National Geographic Society
E 160 .N244 2003 Stacks

Grand Canyon: The World's Great Natural Wonder [DVD]
by William Bacon
F 788 .W45 2001 Media Tower

River Resource Management in the Grand Canyon
by the National Research Council Committee to Review the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies
E-BOOK (Online)

A Place Called Grand Canyon: Contested Geographies
by Barbara J. Morehouse
GF 504 .A6 M67 1996 Stacks

"Grand Canyon." Online photograph. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 4 Feb. 2009 http://search.eb.com/eb/art-87157.

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