Arches Story Behind the Scenery

By David W. Johnson

ISBN 9780887140020


The very best in brilliant full-color photography in a large format book, with accurate, readable, interpretive text on the natural scene and the human history of national parks and monuments throughout the country.

More than 400 arches sculpted by nature gracefully span a landscape of towering spires, sheer liffs, and balanced rocks.

Each book in The Story Behind the Scenery series tells a compelling story through the eyes of an experienced interpreter whose writing reflects true enthusiasm for the park. Complete with running text and interpretive captions, accompanied by abundant full-color photographs, these books will be welcome in any home library.

Arches National Park, located in southeastern Utah, first set aside in 1929, preserves extraordinary products of erosion: giant arches, windows, pinnacles, and pedestals.

About the Author
David W. Johnson is an associate professor of biology at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. He worked at Canyonlands National Park, Utah, for seven years, then entered the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received a Ph.D. in ecology. David's experience as a biologist and a ranger has given him an understanding and an appreciation of the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau.