Rocky Mountain Wildlife A Collection of Nature's Majestic Wildlife
The Rocky Mountains are the backbone of North America. Precipitation falling west of this spine flows to the Pacific Ocean; that landing to the east winds its way to the distant Atlantic. From northern British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, through each of the United States (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico)almost to Mexico, they cradle an incredible variety of landscapes: pine forests so dense that a herd of elk can lie hidden only a few yards away; grassy plateaus where grazing bison may be seen more than a mile away; grassy plateaus where grazing bison may be seen more than a mile away: snow capped peaks that tower over the steaming geysers of Yellowstone National Park; and red sandstone arches of the desert southwest.
This book pays tribute to the region's wildlife, as varied and spectacular as it scenery. Represented are extremes, the diminutive pika versus the massive bison, the plodding porcupine and the racing pronghorn, a powerful eagle and a fragile hummingbird. It celebrates native species such as the rare trumpeter swan, found nowhere else on earth, as well as the red fox and ring-necked pheasant which were imported from elsewhere to become part of the wild fauna.
Booklet, c2006, 48 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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