Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

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In 1872, a wondrous region called Yellowstone was set aside as the world&́#x80;™s first national park, giving adventurous travelers access to a geologist&́#x80;™s paradise that seethes with pent-up volcanic forces. As more and more national parks were created&́#x80;”not just in the United States but also in Canada and Mexico&́#x80;”geologists were revolutionizing their field, piecing together a detailed understanding of how the world works. National parks have made these magnificent reminders of the awe-inspiring power of our planet accessible to everyone. Today, there is no better education in the remarkable forces that formed our world than a tour of the national parks of North America.. These parks capture a special place in our hearts and draw millions of tourists each year. From Yellowstone&́#x80;™s bubbling, steaming landscape to the great slabs of granite along Acadia&́#x80;™s shores, each park contributes its own chapter to the story of Earth. Most visitors get only a superficial view of these sites, guided by the informational signposts or tour books, but there is so much more to be discovered. Our national parks offer profound lessons for anyone who loves history, geology, and nature. This course provides in-depth insights, intriguing perspectives, and riveting little-known facts about these treasured places that you won&́#x80;™t find simply by driving through them. And the next time you do drive or hike through a national park, you&́#x80;™ll have a deeper appreciation for the forces&́#x80;”geological, historical, and otherwise&́#x80;”that shaped it..
Publisher: The Great Courses, 2015
[San Francisco, California, USA] : 2016. Kanopy Streaming,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1116 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: The Great Courses (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)


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