I would give anything if we’d had this book when we visited the Grand Canyon on our trip out west in 2007. It is the most amazing book! It has full-color photographs, covers every area of the Grand Canyon, has an in-depth look at the geography of the canyon, contains photographs and discussion of canyon wildlife and animal life, shares historical perspectives, etc. Students will also have a clearer understanding of how the evolutionary view of the canyon was forced upon scientists while a foundation for the creationist view of a massive flood is a more likely scenario. This should be a required purchase for every parent who actually wants their children to be interested in science.
Obviously, I would highly recommend this for everyone, whether they homeschool or not. It would make an excellent schoolbook and is a must-have if you are going to visit the Grand Canyon in the future! The book would also make a wonderful gift.
Reading Level: Although the material is probably geared toward middle or high school age students, elementary age students would love the photographs and, with a parents help, could understand much of the text as well. Adults will find the material quite engaging and the photographs stunning.
Price: $15.99 retail
Publisher: Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group
Copyright date: June 2008
Authors: Tom Vail, Mike Oard, Dennis Bokovoy, Dennis Hergenrather