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ACADIA: The Story Behind the Scenery (ME). Rothe. Seacoast, wildlife, human history, geology of Maine national park. 66 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1981.
Inventory = 7.
ISBN: 0-916122-57-3. Order #: KCPU0739 paper$8.95.

Cover image of national park book featuring AlcatrazALCATRAZ: the story behind the scenery.

by James P. Delgado. Civil War fort, military prison, federal penitentiary--the rocks and empty buildings of Alcatraz Island bear silent witness to a long impressive history. 9x12, 48 pages, 58 color photos, & 1 diagram. 1993, 1998.
Inventory = 2. 
ISBN: 0-88714-001-7. Order #: KCPU8000 paper$11.95

Cover image of national park book featuring AndersonvilleANDERSONVILLE: the story behind the scenery.

by Michael Alan Marsh.

Visit this most infamous Civil War prison camp.  Features a walk-through visit to the new Prisoner of War Museum, honoring all American prisoners of war. 9x12, 48 pages, 78 color photos, & 2 maps. 2000.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-209-5. Order #: KCPU8250 paper$11.95

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ANNAPOLIS DESTINATION--the story behind the scenery. Evans. Explore Annapolis--early home to American political ideals and training ground for naval heroes--a waterfront community which has enriched American life since the 17th century. 9x12, 48 pages, 67 color photos, 1 map. 1996.
Inventory = 1.
 ISBN: 0-88714-107-2.  Order #: KCPU8110 paper$11.95.

ARCHES: the story behind the scenery. The Story Behind the Scenery (UT). Johnson. How rock shapes formed in Utah national park,  life on the outcrops, history. Color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1987.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-002-5. Order #: KCPU0742 paper$8.95.

BADLANDS: the story behind the scenery. Zarki. Eroded landscape of South Dakota, with its wildlife, plants, grassland, and fossils. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1997.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-88714-124-2. Order #: KCPU4678 paper$8.95.

BIG BEND: the story behind the scenery. Sperling. Geology, plant life, animals, history of this Texas national park. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1995.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-88741-101-3. Order #: KCPU4679 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

BISCAYNE: the story behind the scenery. Landrum. Coral reefs and marine gardens of this offshore Florida national park, including sea turtles, manatees, reef diving. 48 pages, color illus., map. 1990.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-048-3. Order #: KCPU4718 paper$8.95.

Cover image of national park book featuring Black Canyon of GunnisonBLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON: the story behind the scenery.

by Paul Zaenger

Discover the river that carved the spectacular chasm that makes up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and learn the process that helped create it. 9x12, 48 pages, 60 color photos, & 3 maps. 2007.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-273-7. Order #: KCPU8100 paper$11.95.

 

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: the story behind the scenery. Rives. Ranges and ridges, mountain settlers, building the parkway. 70 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1982.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-916122-81-6.  Order #: KCPU3812 paper$8.95.

 

BRYCE CANYON: the story behind the scnerey. Bezy. Colorful eroded columns, spires, and arches--how they formed, plus history, plants and wildlife, scenery. 48 large-format pages, color illus.1981
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-69-7. Order #: KCPU4619 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

BRYCE CANYON IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Colclazer. Extended captions with full color photographs explain the origin of the landscape features of this Utah national park. Includes wildlife, history. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1989.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-032-7. Order #: KCPU4723 paper$8.95.

 

CALIFORNIA TRAIL: voyage of discovery--the story behind the scenery

by Charles H. Dodd

Follow the gold seekers from the Missouri River to California, land of opportunity.  Share their trials and experience their joys through excerpts from emigrant diaries. 9x12, 64 pages, 59 color photos & 28 maps/ diagrams. 1996.

Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-88714-112-9. Order #: KCPU4621 paper$12.95.

 

 

CANYON DE CHELLY: the story behind the scenery. by Charles Supplee, and Douglas & Barbara Anderson.

Now home to the Navajo, Canyon de Chelly once harbored the mystery-shrouded culture of the Anasazi--ancient people of the canyon's many ruins.  The area encompasses a rich cultural resource amid the beauty of the natural landscapes  The history of the human spirit and its relationship with the environment here is both rich and complex.

All the people who lived here and called the canyon "home" had a close relationship with the land and wove their strands within the canyon web of life.  The pattern continues today with Navajo people populating the land of Canyon de Chelly National Monument.  The opportunities to preserve and provide for the use of the resource are challenging for both the National Park Service and the Navajo.

Canyon de Chelly, the Story Behind the Scenery, is a comprehensive revelation of all the components that make up the remarkable region.  From the geological origins of the canyon, to the natural and cultural history, including an in depth view of the ancient archeological wonders to analysis of modern concerns, this remarkable book provides a sensitive and accurate interpretation of all that makes up Canyon de Chelly.  For an experience second only to being there, add this book to your library.9x 12, 48 pages, 59 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-042-6. Order #: KCPU0719 paper$11.95

CANYON DE CHELLY IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Hunter. Cliffside cliff-dwellings in the canyon of this Arizona national park. Once inhabited by Anasazi and now by Navajo Native Americans. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1999.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-145-5. Order #: KCPU8007 paper$8.95.

 

CANYONLANDS: the story behind the scenery. by David Johnson.

Imagine an arid land of colored rock; a land of cliffs, canyons, arches, spires and mesas carved by water and time; a land of grand vistas and narrow rocky crevices; a wild land visited by people for millennia--Canyonlands.

The Colorado Plateau is a rugged land, a land of contrasts--unbroken expanses of rock, towering monoliths, great rivers, scorching canyon bottoms and icy mountain peaks.  At the heart of the Plateau is a mile-high maze of canyons, mesas and spires carved by the Green and Colorado rivers--Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands, the Story Behind the Scenery, escorts the reader through this high-desert land of rock as far as the eye can see and opens eyes to a close look at the life that thrives and has thrived for eons.  Natural and human history is sensitively examined and explained, as is the remarkable geology of this awe inspiring region.
9x12, 48 pages, 66 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-034-1. Order #: KCPU3072 paper$11.95

CANYONLANDS: the story behind the scenery (UT). Johnson. Geologic wonderland of rocks, spires, mesas, Indian petroglyphs at Utah National park. Color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1989.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-034-3. Order #: KCPU4628 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

CAPE COD: the story behind the scenery (MA). Kaye. Shore, sea, ships, people at Atlantic Ocean park. 54 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
 Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-916122-73-5. 1980. Order #: KCPU0714 paper$11.95.

 

 

 

CAPITOL REEF: the story behind the scenery. (UT) Olsons. Colorful, bold rock formations, desert plants, man at this Utah national park. 69 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1992.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-043-2.  Order #: KCPU0727 paper$11.95

 

 

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS: the story behind the scenery. (CA). Howorth. Seals, whales, and island/sea processes at National park off So. California. 79 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1982.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-916122-75-1.  Order #: KCPU0725 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

CIVIL WAR PARKS: the story behind the scenery. Davis. Overview of war through capsule descriptions of 26 battle parks. 71 color photos, 64 large-format pages. 1984.
Inventory = 7.
ISBN: 0-916122-95-6. Order #: KCPU3852 paper$8.95.

 

 

COLONIAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (VA): the story behind the scenery. Haskett. First English colony in America--Virginia's Jamestown--and Yorktown Battlefield site where Britain surrendered. Color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1990.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-044-0. Order #: KCPU8720 paper$11.95.

 

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT: the story behind the scenery.

by Henery Schoch.

Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep, and soaring eagles are all found at this park, a little-known treasure full of surprises. 9x12, 32 pages, 50 color photos & 2 maps.
2007.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-272-9. Order #: KCPU8099 paper$11.95

 

 

COLORADO PLATEAU: the story behind the scenery. Ladd.  Geology and topography of this wondrous landscape of the Four Corners region of Colorado/Utah/Arizona/New Mexico. Unusual rock formations and scenery and unusual weathering processes. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1995.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-090-4.  Order #: KCPU4736 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE: the story behind the scenery

by Roberta Hilbruner

Towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildflowers, and panoramic scenery along the gorge are all depicted here.  Learn the relationships between these landforms and natural phenomena. 9x12, 48 pages, 84 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-091-2. Order #: KCPU8062 paper$11.95

CRATER LAKE: the story behind the scenery (OR). Warfield et. al. Origin of crater and blue water plus forest, wildflowers, wildlife of Oregon National park. 63 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1982, 1985.
Inventory = 3.
ISBN: 0-916122-79-4. Order #: KCPU3913 paper$8.95.

CRATER LAKE IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Mark. Enjoy Crater Lake's deep blue water, jagged cliffs, and whimsical wizard's hat.  Witness the seasonal color changes around this lake that bears testimony to a volcano's violent past. 48 large-format pages, 76 color photos & 1 map.
Inventory = 1. 
ISBN: 0-88714-109-9. 1996. Order #: KCPU4739 paper$11.95.

 

 

DEAD HORSE POINT: the story behind the scenery. by Kim Clawson. Spectacular viewpoint in Utah's canyon country, perched 2,000 feet above the Colorado River. Explore the geology and history of Utah's oldest state parks and find out what really happened to the horses. 32 pages, color photos, maps of a desert landscape; large-format. 2007.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-268-0. Order #: KCPU8069 paper$11.95.

 

 

DEATH VALLEY: the story behind the scenery. Clark. Heat, flood, cactus. geology, history, scenery of this hottest place on Earth. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1981.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-12-3. Order #: KCPU4636 paper$8.95.

 

DENALI: the story behind the scenery (AK). Buskirk. Glaciers, mountain climbing, wildlife, park history of Alaska National park. 57 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1982.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-23-9. Order #: KCPU0723 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVILS TOWER: the story behind the scenery. Norton. nterpretive view of this monolith and the natural world surrounding its rise out of the Wyoming landscape.  This beautiful mystery tower is a source of excitement and activity to climbers, geologists, storytellers and visitors from around the world. 48 pages, color illus. 1991.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-051-3. Order #: KCPU4749 paper$8.95.

 

 

DINOSAUR: the story behind the scenery (UT). Hagood. Fossil bones in fantastic quarry, river canyon, wildlife, history of Utah/CO National park. 65 color photos, 48 large-format pages.  1972,1981.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 0-916122-10-7. Order #: KCPU4006 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

EVERGLADES: the story behind the scenery (FL). de Golia. River of grass and its reptiles, bird life, human and park history of Florida National park. 102 color photos, 64 large-format pages. 1981.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-916122-55-7. Order #: KCPU4037 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

EVERGLADES: the story behind the scenery. de Golia.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 978-0-916122-55-3. Order #: KCPU0734 paper$11.95.

EVERGLADES IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Cox. See this fascinating blend of land and sea, from its human resident the Seminoles and Miccosukees. 48 large-format pages, 82 color photos & 5 maps/diagrams. 1989.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 88714-040-8. Order #: KCPU4746 paper$11.95.

FIRE--a force of nature: the story behind the scenery. de Golia. How fires start, role of fire in nature, blazes, suppression efforts. 48 larged-foramt pages, color illus. 1989.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-038-6. Order #: KCPU4429 paper$11.95.

 

 

 

Fort ClatsopFORT CLATSOP: the story behind the scenery. Dattilio. Walk in the moccasins of Lewis and Clark at their 1805-06 westmost winter encampment.  Relive their daily lives, from tanning beaver hides to candlemaking.  Fort Clatsop National Memorial in northwestern Oregon, marks the location of the winter fort.  Explore the story of what Lewis & Clark found in the area, their interaction with the native American tribes of the area, and the history that is preserved at the memorial. 9x12, Paperback, 48 pages, 67 color photos & 1 map.
Inventory= 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-011-4. Order #: KCPU3581 paper$11.95

 

 

GETTYSBURG: the story behind the scenery (PA). Davis. Battle, landscape, reunions of soldiers of both sides, meanings. 46 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1983.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 0-916122-89-1.Order #: KCPU4041 paper$8.95.

GLEN CANYON--LAKE POWELL: the story behind the scenery (UT). Everhart. Canyon geology, native Americans, fishing, boating, dam history of Utah national recreation area. 69 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1983.
Inventory = 3.
ISBN:0- 916122-85-9. Order #: KCPU0724 paper$9.95.

 

 

 

GLEN CANYON--LAKE POWELL IN PICTURES: the continuing story.

by Denny Davies

The Lake Powell shoreline is 1,960 miles long yet the huge lake is only 13% of the park's 1.25 million acres of rugged attractions.  Open this treasure trove of fascinating sights, sounds, and sensations. 9x12, 48 pages, 70 color photos & 2 maps. 1992.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-066-1. Order #: KCPU8021 paper$11.95

 

 

 

 

GOLD COUNTRY: the story behind the scenery. Paher. Presents the great gold rush of 1849 to California, with stories of miners and places and peeks at remaining buildings and machinery. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1996. Out of print.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-111-9 (?). Order #: KCPU4618 paper$11.95.

 

 

 

 

GOLD COUNTRY: the story behind the scenery. Paher. Presents the great gold rush of 1849 to California, with stories of miners and places and peeks at remaining buildings and machinery. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1996.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-111-9 (?). Order #: KCPU4750 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

GRAND CANYON: the story behind the scenery (AZ). Beal. Canyon origin, fossils, rock formations, inner canyon, exploring, wildlife. 64 large-format pages, color illus. 1986.
Inventory = 1. 
ISBN: 0-916122-31-X. Order #: KCPU4531 paper$8.95.

 

GRAND CANYON: the story behind the scenery (AZ).
Inventory = 1.
ISBN:? .Order #: KCPU2577 cloth$8.95.

 

GRAND CANYON: the story behind the scenery.

by L. Greer Price

Nowhere else on earth has nature produced so striking an example of the power of running water--and in doing so, exposed so much of the early history of the North American continent.  And no book captures the magic of the mile-deep gorge and the ancient land around it like Grand Canyon, The Story Behind the Scenery.  Its vivid photography illustrates vast landscapes disappearing on the horizon in either direction.  These are among the last sanctuaries in North America of the wild and inaccessible.

"So grand a statement, even for nature to make," wrote one visitor, but there is more to it than landscape.  The stories of Grand Canyon include the intimate and the human; they weave a complex pattern whose character becomes apparent in the larger view.  

While it is the scenic and geologic significance that impress most visitors initially, the human history of the area is remarkable.  Revealing that history and the natural history of the Grand Canyon, The Story Behind the Scenery is extraordinary in its diverse interpretive text and high definition photography.  

Author and Professional Geologist L. Greer Price spent most of his National Park Service career at Grand Canyon National Park.  With his back ground in Historical Geology and Paleontology, he brings a unique vision and understanding to the interpretive excellence of The Story Behind the Scenery.
64 pages, 9" x 12", 80 color photos & 3 maps. 2010.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-060-0.  Order #: KCPU8146 price$11.95

 

GRAND CANYON IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Connie Rudd. Landscapes, river carving, boating the inner canyon, wildlife, and more--shown in photography with extended captions. 48 large-format pages, color illus., map. 1990.
Inventory =1.
ISBN: 0-87114-046-7. Order #: KCPU8022 paper$8.95.

GRAND CANYON IN PICTURES: Nature's Continuing Story. Like KCPU 8022 but 2010. 
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-978-088714-046-4.
Order # KCPU9125  paper$11.95.

 

 

GRAND CIRCLE ADVENTURE. Reed. Parks and monuments in southern Utah and Colorado, northern Arizona and New Mexico--desert and rockscapes, Indian sites. 72 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1983.
Inventory = 5.
ISBN: 0-916122-94-8. Order #: KCPU0726 paper$8.95.

GRAND TETON:  the story behind the Scenery (WY). Crandall. Mountains, wildlife of Wyoming National park, climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, photography. 70 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1978.
Inventory = 8.
ISBN: 0-916122-22-0. Order #: KCPU4043 paper$8.95.

 

GRAND TETON IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Gilmore. Photo interpretaton of park with extended captions: glaciers, peaks, scenery, wildlife, plants. 48 large-format pages, color illus.1995. 
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-084-X. Order #: KCPU4529 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

GREAT BASIN: the story behind the scenery.
by Michael L. Nicklas

From windswept playas to mysterious caverns and icy summits, the Great Basin region covers large protions of four states.  The park is a great example of all the region offers. 9x12, 48 pages, 72 color photos & 1 map. 1996, 2008.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-105-6. Order #: KCPU8025 paper$11.95

 

 

 

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS: the story behind the scenery (VA). Canter. Shaping land, wildlife and flowers, hill people of national park in NC/TN. 46 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1979.
Inventory = 10.  
ISBN: 0-916122-59-X. Order #: KCPU0743 paper$8.95.

HALEAKALA: the story behind the scenery (HI). Mack. Volcanic rocks, jungle vegetation, legends of Hawaii in Hawaii National park. 60 color photos, 48 large-format pages.  1979.
Inventory = 9.
ISBN: 0-9196122-53-0. Order #: KCPU0729 paper$8.95.

HAWAII VOLCANOES: the story behind the scenery (HI). Kaye. Glowing eruptions, fern forest, park today at Hawaii National park. 61 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1976.
Inventory = 2. 
ISBN: 0-916122-18-2. Order #: KCPU0708 paper$8.95.

HAWAII VOLCANOES IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Rasp. Volcanoes, eruptions, vegetation, animals, recreation. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1992.
Inventory=1.
ISBN: 0-88714-069-6. Order #: KCPU4490 paper$8.95.

I IS FOR INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST: the story behind the scenery. Rosen & Baird. Children's story telling of the Southwest character and heritage. Large-format pages, color illus. 2000.
Inventory =2.
ISBN: 0-88714-211-7. Order #: KCPU8108 paper$9.95.

 

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: the story behind the scenery. Thomson. Origin and meaning of this park where the U.S. Constitution was created, along with the buildings where it happened and the people who did it. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1990.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-045-9. Order #: KCPU4777 paper$8.95.

 

 

JEWELL CAVE: the story behind the scenery. Rosga. Cave formations and processes plus the above-ground wildlifde and plants. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1998.
 Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-139-0. Order #: KCPU4788 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

 

JOSHUA TREE: the story behind the scenery.

by Delcie H. Vuncannon.
Whether you come to Joshua Tree National Park as a camper, rock climber, hiker or photographer--or just pass through as a sight seer, the scenery will be a fascinating surprise.  The largest national park in the lower 48 states, it is a vast area preserved in its balance between nature and the early pioneers for us to enjoy today.

Seasons change the facade of the land at Joshua Tree.  Spring presents carpets of yellow flowers and summer shows a shimmering landscape of rising heat waves.  Winter, with its occasional sprinkling of show, can change that same landscape into a fantastic science-fiction scene, dominated by Joshua tree arms.

Joshua Tree, the Story Behind the Scenery, leads the reader through the many facets of the park's beauty, documenting the history of the area's interaction with humans, both Native Americans and the later arriving white men.  You'll be fascinated by the passion of private citizens who petitioned the national leaders to preserve this vast desert.9x12, 48 pages, 85 color photos & 1 map. 1996.
Inventory  = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-106-4. Order #: KCPU8029 price$11.95

LAS VEGAS DESTINATION--the story behind the scenery. (NV). Smith. Features of Nevada gambling oasis. Color photos, map, 48 large-format pages. 1995.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-094-7. Order #: KCPU4074 paper$8.95.

LAKE MEAD IN PICTURES: the continuing story.

by Katherine M. Rohde. 1999.

Experience the variety of recreation in this urban wilderness park as you discover how plants, animals, and people have adapted to survive the desert's extremes of temperature and moisture. 9x12, 48 pages, 84 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-146-3. Order #: KCPU8031paper$11.95

 

 

LAKE MEAD--HOOVER DAM: the story behind the scenery. Maxon. Landscapes, history, engineering of this Arizona recreation area. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1981.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-61-1. Order #: KCPU4792 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

LAKE TAHOE: the story behind the scenery. by Stanley W. Paher.    
Water sports in summer, world class ski areas in winter, high rise hotels, golf courses, casinos, and nightly entertainment surround this sky blue lake that is "millions of years deep". 9x12, 48 pages, 53 color photos & 1 map. 2008.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-88714-088-2. Order #: KCPU8113 paper$11.95.

 

 

LEWIS AND CLARK: Voyage of Discovery. Murphy. 1804 exploration into America's new Louisiana Purchase; wildlife, Indian encounters. 68 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 19747.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-916122-50-6. Order #: KCPU0740 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

MAJOR JOHN WESLEY POWELLajor John Wesley Powell: voyage of discovery--the story behind the scenery.

by Dan Murphy

Travel with Powell on his harrowing 1869 journey of exploration to descend the Green River to the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. 9x12, 64 pages, 63 color photos & 28 maps. 2001.

 
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-059-9. Order #: KCPU8090 paper$12.95

 

 

 

MAMMOTH CAVE: the story behind the scenery. Lyons. Welcome to the two worlds of Mammoth Cave National Park.  In the worlds of light, see the wildlife of the landscape.  Within the cave, encounter creatures with special adaptation to the dark. 9x12, 48 pages, 72 color photos & 2 maps. 1985.
Inventory= 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-003-3. Order# : KCPU4791 paper$8.95   SOLD OUT.

MAUI: the romantic island. Tabrah. Character of this Hawaiian island--beaches, greenery, recreation,volcanoes, history. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1985.
 Inventory= 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-003-3. Order# : KCPU4489 paper$8.95.

 

 

MESA VERDE: the story behind the scenery (CO). Martin. Prehistoric Anasazi Indian dwellings tucked under cliff rims in this Southwest Colorado National park. Color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1994.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN 0-88714-075-0. Order #: KCPU4072 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

Mesa Verde - The Story Behind the SceneryMESA VERDE : the story behind the scenery

by Linda Marin. The green table of Mesa Verde is a land bathed in culture and mystery.  From the monumental architecture of the Ancestral Puebloans to the historic discovery of the hidden cliff cities, it is a place where people farmed, dreamed, worshiped, agonized and thrived for centuries.  Many of its treasures have been excavated and removed, yet its haunting secrets may remain unrevealed for time immemorial.

Mesa Verde, The Story Behind the Scenery,  provides a sensitive and balanced look at the cliff dwellings--nestled in cliff alcoves and somehow shrouded in mystery--that are synonymous with Mesa Verde National Park.  The legacy of the Ancestral Puebloan culture, formerly referred to a the Anasazi, is documented in detail in this enchanting book, providing a window into the forces that shaped the civilization over some 10,000 years.

An exciting and lavishly illustrated book, Mesa Verde, The Story Behind the Scenery, details not only the native American cultural phenomena, but gifts the reader with a view the passion behind the creation of this only  "cultural park" in the National Park system. 2011.
9x12, 48 pages, 72 color photos & 2 maps. Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-075-4. Order #: KCPU3707 paper$11.95

MONUMENT VALLEY: the story behind the scenery. Den Dooven. The desert landscape of unusual rock formations and story of the past Indian people who have lived there, and of the present ones who still do.  Author's handwritten note on page 7. 2011.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-29-2 (?). Order #: KCPU4975 paper$11.95.

 

 

 

 

MORMON TRAIL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: the story behind the scenery. Kimballs. Mormon migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. 64 large-format pages, color illus. 1998. Out of print.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-887174-092-0. Order #: KCPU8091 paper$12.95.

MOUNT RAINIER: the story behind the scenery (WA). Snow.  Washington National park--volcano, glaciers, wildlife, man. 74 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1990.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-916122-83-2. Order #: KCPU4085 paper$8.95.

MOUNT RAINIER IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Dengler. Volcano, glaciers, mountaineering, scenery, plants and animals. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1992.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-054-8. Order #: KCPU4796 paper$8.95.

 

MOUNT RUSHMORE: heritage of America. (SD). Borglum. Idea behind memorial and carving history, by sculptor's son. 58 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1977. 
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-916122-20-4. Order #: KCPU0720 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Rushmore - The Story Behind the SceneryMOUNT RUSHOMORE: the story behind the scenery.

by Lincoln Borglum

KC Publications' "Mount Rushmore, The Story Behind the Scenery" documents in high definition photography the sculpting of this famous American monument and in the words of  Lincoln Borglum, son of sculptor Gutzon Borglum.  Lincoln, who also directed day to day operations on the carving of what has been called a "shrine" of democracy, has authored what is a tribute to his artist father as well as his creation.

In his words, "One does not escape the spiritual quality of the experience here at Mount Rushmore.  It wakens response in the hearts of the most complacent of citizens, lights the faces of the most cynical of observers, hushes the complaints of tired travelers, young and old, and quickens the step of the world-weary."

"Why should this be so?  What is it about these faces carved in cold granite that can evoke such feelings of love of country and the sheer joy of being an American, that one no longer cares how in vogue these feelings may or may not be?  Pride?  Yes, pride that here is a true wonder of the world that didn't just happen to be in this land by a whim of nature.  Pride that this was an accomplishment born, planned and created in mind and by the hands of Americans for Americans."

The astounding monument on Mount Rushmore says it all:  There on the mountain the sculptor has spoken eloquently with his art, an eloquence that says simply,  "This is what it means to be an American."

9x12, 48 pages, 51 color photos & 1 map, large-format. 2011.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-074-7. Order #: KCPU6836 paper$11.95

 

 

MOUNT ST. HELENS IN PICTURES--the continuing story. Quiring. A volcanic blast in Washington state in the  year 1980 sent ash-laden air down the mountain slope and its surrounding region, leveling trees, and removing the side of the volcano itself. 58 people were killed, habitat was changed. 48 large-format pages, color illus, some before and after. 1991.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-055-6. Order #: KCPU14855 paper$8.95.

 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: the story behind the scenery. Albright and others. History of the national parks by those who helped establish it. 96 large-format color photos.
Inventory= 1--an uncirculated copy.
ISBN: 0-88714-015-7. Order #: KCPU8068 paper$29.95.

 

NATIONAL PARKS OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: the story behind the scenery.

by Robert Fudge

Wherever people go in Washington DC, they are not far from a National Park area.  These parks represent a remarkable array of places all with a treasure trove of stories giving expression to American values. 9x12, 48 pages, 59 color photos & 4 maps. 2006.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 088714-266-4. Order #: KCPU9521 paper$11.95

 

 

NATIONAL SEASHORES: The Story Behind the Scenery. Toops. 9 areas along East and Gulf coasts--special character of barrier offshore islands with waves, dunes, plants, animals. 90 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1987.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-015-7. Order #: KCPU8721 paper$9.95.

NEVADA'S RED ROCK CANYON: A Bureau of Land Management Recreation Area (NV). Cinkoske. Scenic desert area near Las Vegas, with rock formations, desert bighorn sheep, arid country wildflowers. Color photos, map, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-025-4. Order #: KCPU2584 paper$11.95.

NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK: the story behind the scenery. Weisberg. Scenery, geology, wildlife, hiking, Lake Chelan, and Ross Lake. 48 large-format pages, color illus.1988.
Inventory =1.
ISBN: 0-88714-021-1. Order #: KCPU4640 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

Oregon Trail Center - The Story Behind the SceneryOREGON TRAIL CENTER: the story behind the scenery.

by Joyce Badgley Hunsaker.

Interpretive center at Flagstaff Hill at Baker, OR, tells of westward emigrants--who they were, how they traveled, the marks they left that sill remain. 1995.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-089-0. Order #: KCPU3574 price$12.95.

 

 

PETRIFIED FOREST: the story behind the scenery. Ash. Explains origins of stone logs, limbs, roots scattered in whole sections or pieces across this desert landscape, plus animal fossils of the region. 48 large-format pages, color illus.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN:  Order #: KCPU4867 paper$8.95.

PETRIFIED FOREST IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Bowmans. Extended captions explain the unusual opalized fossil logs of this desert national park; includes animal fossils also discovered here and ancient Indian sites plus desert plants and animals. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1991.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-056-4. Order #: KCPU paper$8.95.

 

PONY EXPRESS VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY--the story behind the scenery. Godfrey & Webb. History of overland mail service, routes traveled, scenes along way, stations, riders, the end of the service. 64 large-format pages, color illus, maps.
Inventory = 0.
ISBN: 0-88714-147-1. Order #: KCPU8093 paper$19.95.    SOLD OUT.

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE: the story behind the scenery

by Gary Ladd

The largest natural rock span on Earth, Rainbow Bridge almost seems lost in a chaos of slickrock canyons, cliffs, pinnacles, cracks, and domes.  See its beauty in all four seasons. 9x12, 48 pages, 65 color photos & 2 maps/diagrams. 1998.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-136-6. Order #: KCPU8049 paper$11.95

 

 

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN: the story behind the scenery. Smithson. Geology, wildlife, plants of this Colorado national park--with an emphasis on scenery. 48 large-format pages, color illus.1990.
Inventory=1.
ISBN: 0-88714-007-6. Order #: KCPU4647 paper$8.95.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN IN PICTURES: Nature's continuing story. James Mack. Landscape features, and wildlife and plant life of this national park in Colorado presented with extended captions to give the park's story. 48 large-format pages. 1995.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN:0-88714-085-8. Order #: KCPU4981 paper$11.95.

 

 

Rocky Mountain in pictures: the continuing story.

by James A. Mack. A favorite wildlife viewing park, Rocky Mountain National Park features three distinct plant communities that provide the vertical equivalent of a 2,400 mile long north-south road trip. 9x12, 48 pages, 82 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-085-3. Order #: KCPU8053 paper $11.95.

 

 

 

SANTA FE TRAIL--Voyage of Discovery the story behind the scenery. Murphy. History of wagon route from Kansas City, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico--ruts still visible on the trail, ruins of posts, the restored Bent's Fort, wagons, and travelers. 64 large-format pages, color illus.1994.
 Inventory = 1.
ISBN:0-88714-086-6. Order #: KCPU4869 paper$8.95.

SCOTTY'S DEATH VALLEY CASTLE: the story behind the scenery. Paher. Strange story of this desert mansion in an isolated canyon of Death Valley National Park--of the man who had it built and the man who came to be identified with it. Includes interior furnishings, architecture. 48 large-format pages, color illus.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-87-5. Order #: KCPU4878 paper$8.95.

SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON: the story behind the scenery (CA). Tweed. Giant redwoods, High Sierra, park history of California national park. 89 color photos, 64 large-format pages. 1981.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-65-4. Order #: KCPU0735 paper$8.95.

SHARKS--Shorelines of America: the story behind the scenery. Howorth. Evolution, biology, behavior, hazards. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1991.
Inventory =1.
ISBN: 0-88714-049-1. Order #: KCPU4246 paper$8.95.

SHARKS--Shorelines of America: the story behind the scenery. Howorth. Evolution, biology, behavior, hazards. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1992.
Inventory =1.
ISBN: 0-88714-063-7. Order #: KCPU4660 paper$8.95.

SHENANDOAH: the story behind the scenery (VA). Crandall. Ancient mountains, forest trees, wildflowers, man in VA National park. 81 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1982.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-916122-15-8. Order #: KCPU4088 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

SONORAN DESERT: the story behind the scenery. Helms. Unusual desert landscape and wildlife zone of SW AZ, SE CA, and Baja California--with strange cactus, sand dunes, faulted mountains,and even a seacoast. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 199.1
Inventory = 1.
ISBN:0-916122-71-9. Order #: KCPU4891 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS. 

by Tom Bahti and Mark Bahti.

come to know painting, silverwork, turquoise, bead-work, pottery, baskets, Navajo sandpainting, fetishes, Hopi katsinas, and Navajo rugs. 9x12, 64 pages, 100 color photos & 3 maps/diagrams. 2011.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-095-2. Order #: KCPU8080 paper$12.95

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN CEREMONIALS.

by Tom Bahti and Mark Bathi

Learn of the native ceremonies still being performed by the Indians of the Southwest as tribute to their way of life and the strength of their religious beliefs. 9x12, 64 pages, 70 color photos & 1 map. 2007.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: -088714-096-3. Order #: KCPU8081 paper$12.95.

 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN POTTERY. Hucko. Potters and their styles from the pueblo towns of the Southwest. 64 large-format pages, color illus. 1999.
Inventory =1.
ISBN: 0-88714-148-X. Order# KCPU4262 paper$12.95.

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN TRIBES.

by Tom Bahti and Mark Bahti.

Become acquainted with 39 Southwestern Indian cultures--their histories, governments, and separate fascinating cultures and celebrations. 9x12, 80 pages, 110 color photos & 5 maps/diagrams. 2010.

IInventory =1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-097-6. Order #: KCPU8082 paper$12.95.

 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN WEAVING.

by Mark Bahti.

Discover Southwestern Indian weaving traditions.  This book covers it all--traditional rugs, basketry, and clothing.  Learn how sheep have been a cornerstone of Navajo life for centuries. 9x12, 48 pages, 68 color photos. 2004.

 

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-212-5. Order #: KCPU8109 paper$12.95

 

 

 

 

TEMPLE SQUARE: the story behind the scenery. Black.  Migration history of Mormons to Utah and the edifices they built in Salt Lake City--their temple and the tabernacle with its choir, organ, and marvelous acoustics, all built so early in their history. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1993.
Inventory = .
ISBN: 0-88714-076-9. Order #: KCPU4908 paper$8.95.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT: The Story Behind the Scenery (ND). Schoch. Eroded bluffs, wildlife, human story of ND park once ranched by Roosevelt. 42 color photos, 32 large-format pages. 1974, 1979. Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-916122-13-1. Order #: KCPU0737 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK: The Story Behind the Scenery (VI). Robinson. White sands, reefs, plantation history. Includes Buck Island Reef National Monument. 105 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1974, 1982. Out of print.
Inventory = 8. 
ISBN: 0-916122-14-X. Order #: KCPU0728 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

 

WATER-A Gift of Nature: the story behind the scenery. Robinson, Nelson, Higgins, & Body. Aspects of this precious resource--its cycle, erosive effects, life-sustaining capability, recreational use. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1993.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-077-7. Order #: KCPU4938 paper$8.95. 

 

 

 

 

WHALES & DOLPHINS--shorelines of America: the story behind the scenery.

by Peter C Howorth

Although our knowledge of whales and dolphins is fragmentary, you'll come to understand the largest and one of the most intelligent creatures the would has ever known. 9x12, 48 pages, 64 color photos & 2 diagrams. 1994.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-083-1. Order #: KCPU2187 paper $11.95.

 

 

WHALES DOLPHINS-PORPOISES OF THE PACIFIC: shorelines of America series. Howorth. How these mammals live and breathe, food, habitat, migration, species. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1986.
Inventory=1. ISBN: 0-916122-98-0. Order #: KCPU4488 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

WILDLIFE @ YELLOWSTONE: the story behind the scenery

by Sue Consolo-Murphy and Kerry Murphy

Explore the pyramid of life and the cycles of nature at Yellowstone National Park as grazers, predators, and scavengers as they  fulfill their natural roles in grassland, forest, and aquatic communities. 9x12, 64 pages, 123 color photos & 5 maps.
Inventory = 2.
ISBN: 0-88714-149-8. Order #: KCPU8079 paper $11.95

 

 

 

WIND CAVE: the story behind the scenery. Terry. Describes this national park's landscape above and below ground--discovery and exploration of the cave, experiencing it, geological formation. 48 lage-format pages, color illus. 1998.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-138-2. Order #: KCPU4973 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOWSTONE: the story behind the scenery. Anderson &  Anderson. Wildlife, geology, geysers, scenery, history of this great national park. 48 large-format pages, color photos.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-140-9. Order #: KCPU4097 paper$11.95.  

 

YELLOWSTONE: the story behind the scenery. Crandall. Wildlife and geysers of this great national park,  plus history and geology. 48 large-format pages, color illus.1994.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-21-2. Order #: KCPU4958 paper$8.95.

 YELLOWSTONE IN PICTURES: the continuing story. Robinsons. The national park's landscape and wildlife features are shown in photography with extended captions Includes recreational activties. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1990.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN:0-88714-047-5. Order #: KCPU4947 paper$8.95.

 

 

 

 

YELLOWSTONE IN PICTURES: Nature's continuing story.

by Sandra de Yonge and George B. Robinson. Through these 83 photos and extended captions you can visit a range of nature beyond imagination. Geysers, forests, thundering falls, lakes, fishing, winter life, bison, grizzly bear, and bighorn sheep are all here for you to see and enjoy. Yellowstone National Park has been featured in the Ken Burns film "National Parks:  America's Best Idea" as on of the top 10 National Parks you don't want to miss. 9" x 12", Paperback, 48 pages, 78 color photos & 2 maps. 2010.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-047-1. Order #: KCPU8059 paper$11.95.

 

 

YELLOWSTONE'S GEYSERS: the story behind the scenery.

by Duncan Foley. Ancient rainfall and snowmelt seep into the earth, where the waters are heated by residual magma in a supervolcano.  The waters then rise to form more than 10,000 thermal features, including hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles and the world's greatest concentration of geysers.

In 1883 Henery J. Winser described " The Park is a region of wonder, terror and delight.  Nature puts forth all her powers, and her moods are ever changing from "grave to gay, from lively to severe." "Here tremendous geysers shoot up their mighty fountains, causing the earth to groan and tremble by their violence; countless hot springs, indescribable in their strange beauty, show depths as translucent as the ambient air; pools of seething mud, casting up jets of colored paste, bewilder by their curious activity."  48 pages, 68 color photos, large-format. 2011.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-264-2. Order #: KCPU6841 paper$11.95.

 

YOSEMITE: the story behind the scenery.
by William R. Jones, former Chief Naturalist of Yosemite National Park

Presents all aspects of the Yosemite story--geologic origin of the principal features, Indian history and "discovery" by early explorers plus role in conservation history as what has been called America's first national park (set aside in 1864 and before Yellowstone of 1872 but without the term "national park" in its formal establishment), scenery of the High Sierra, and ecology of the park's three giant sequoia groves. 

Yosemite!  Its cliffs and waterfalls are so high that the first explorers to see them could not estimate their heights.  Its landmark Half Dome is so distinctive in shape as to be unique in the world.  Its giant sequoia trees are so old that contemplation of their ages strains our human concept of time.  And its High Sierra wilderness is so remote and vast that few have ever seen it at all.

The Story Behind the Scenery takes you through this magnificent National Park in a manner that is unique, interpreting the diversity of its wonders in a way you'll truly appreciate a tale told around Yosemite campfires:  A lady visitor, who wanted to spend her time in Yosemite to the best advantage, asked a park ranger, "What would you do if you had only one day to spend in Yosemite?"  "Madam," the ranger replied, " I'd weep."

9x12, 64 pages, 69 color photos & 8 maps. Revised in several new editions since release in 1971, now with over 860,000 copies in print. 2011.

Inventory =  1. ISBN:978-0-88714-234-5. Order #: KCPU4165 paper$11.95

 

YOSEMITE: the story behind the scenery


by William R. Jones, former Chief Naturalist of Yosemite National Park

Presents all aspects of the Yosemite story--geologic origin of the principal features, Indian history and "discovery" by early explorers plus role in conservation history as what has been called America's first national park (set aside in 1864 and before Yellowstone of 1872 but without the term "national park" in its formal establishment), scenery of the High Sierra, and ecology of the park's three giant sequoia groves. Revised in several new editions since release in 1971, now with over 860,000 copies in print. Color photos. National Park Service cooperating associations order from K. C. Publications. 

Inventory = 24. ISBN: 0-88714-234-6. Order #: KCPU0738 paper$11.95

 

 

 

YOSEMITE IN PICTURES: the continuing story. McKenzie. Color photos of the park's grand scenes and activites with extended captions. 48 large-format pages. 1991.
Inventory= 1.
ISBN: 0-88714-057-2. Order #: KCPU4588 paper$8.95.

YOSEMITE IN PICTURES: nature's continuing story. McKenzie. Color photos of the park's grand scenes and activites with extended captions. 48 large-format pages. 2009.
Inventory= 1.
ISBN: 978-0-88714-057-0. Order #: KCPU4184 paper$11.95.

ZION IN PICTURES: The Continuing Story (UT). Jackson. History, wildlife, scenery, human use of southern Utah national park. Color photos, maps, 48 large-format pages. 1989.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-887147-031-9. Order #: KCPU4237 paper$11.95.

 

 

 

 

ZION: the story behind the scenery. Eardley & Schaaack. Fossil sand dunes form canyon walls, wildlife habitat; park history. 58 color photos, 48 pages, large format.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-916122-07-7. Order #: KCPU6882 paper$8.95.

ZUNI FETISHES: expanded edition

by Frank Hamilton Cushing

Cushing's classic book is incorporated into this expanded edition which presents modern fetishes by the Zunis and explains its cultural significance.

9x12, 48 pages & 59 color photos. 1999.

Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-144-7. Order #: KCPU8158 paper$12.95

 

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