Grand Canyon: The Vault of Heaven

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Grand Canyon is one of the most recognized landscapes on Earth. This book tells the Canyon's story in terms both familiar and reverent and is richly illustrated with contemporary and historic photographs and drawings. The Vault of Heaven is both an education and a keepsake to treasure.

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Susan Lamb served 4 years as a National Park Service interpreter at Grand Canyon. She now writes about natural and human history for various national parks and monuments.

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In 1871, on his second expedition to the Grand Canyon, American explorer and geologist John Wesley Powell brought along an artist and a photographer. Since that time, visitors have continued to try to capture its visual grandeur on film and canvas, a project realized in this sumptuous volume. One hundred and fifty color and 25 black-and-white images both dazzle and intrigue on this vicarious journey through the canyon. Included are works by Thomas Moran, John Blaustein, John Running and Michael Collier. In a brief essay, O'Connor ( Exploring Cultural Resources in Los Angeles ) gives a historical perspective on the landscape and its artists--naturalists, painters, contemporary photographers. Rena Zurofsky contributes a piece on tourism, past and present, and notes that in 1991 there were 400 search-and-rescue missions for four million visitors. There are time-sequence photographs; all seasons of the year are represented, as are many plants and animals of the region. A grand memento.
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