Film presents a celebration of life, captured for a moment through the film-makers' skilful camera work. Highly recommended for travel and natural history collections.
THE STORY OF GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Astounding! Its magnitude overwhelming. the Grand Canyon, one of the great wonders of the world.
"Highly recommended." - Library Journal
It's one of the world's great natural wonders, covering an area of 2,000 square miles, approximately ten miles wide, and running a mile deep. Take an aerial journey through the canyon, and observe its various moods throughout the four seasons. Explore Havasu Falls and learn the history of the canyon's original inhabitants, the Anasazi Indians.
Two thousand square miles, a mile deep, approximately 10 miles wide--nogeological feature on earth evokes a wider spectrum of human emotions than does the Grand Canyon of Arizona. It is impossible no to be profoundly moved when confronting such immensity. But it is more than a chasm, it is alive with mule deer, mountain lions, coyotes, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, blue grouse, blue heron, desert tortoises, and rare kaibab squirrel, found only in the grand canyon. Long before the Spanish arrived, the Anasazi (Ancient Ones) lived here. Included is an exclusive segment, never before filmed, of Shaman's Gallery, a significant Anasazi find of rock paintings in the Grand Canyon area, dating between 2000 B.C. and 1 A.D. This video traces the story of the Grand Canyon from Major John Wesley Powell's early explorations to today's 4.2 million visitors who come to gaze and ponder this natural phenomenon. Cinematographers Dale Johnson and Bill Bacon have painstakingly captured the Grand Canyon's magic light show, bursting and burning with ruby and gold light on layers of granite and limestone. Established in 1908, Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon a parkland and said, "do nothing to mar its grandeur, keep it for your children, your children's children, and all who come after you."
Review from Library Journal:
- Film presents a celebration of life, captured for a moment through the film-makers' skilful camera work. Highly recommended for travel and natural history collections.